Maura is an assistant account executive at FoodMinds in our Washington DC office. She is on our Global Food and Nutrition Affairs team, helping with nutrition analysis and scientific communications. Maura also helps with nutrition policy analysis and strategic response.
What is the most surprising thing for people to learn about being an RD?
We enjoy all the same foods as everyone else – from fries to cookies – and don’t judge other people for what they eat 😊
What is your favorite part of your job?
Working with such an intelligent, creative, curious and kind group of people
What food is always on your mind and why?
Chocolate. Because chocolate
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve received?
Don’t go the expected route just because it’s expected. Pursue your interests and opportunities will follow
How do you find balance?
By making time for friends, family and myself
If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Pasta with my Dad’s homemade sauce. It’s delicious and reminds me of home