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REBECCAKAHN

134WConcordSt#3Boston,MA02118

rebecca.kahn@simmons.edu

EDUCATION

DidacticPrograminDietetics,Expected2015
SimmonsCollege,Boston,MA

MasterofArtsinInternationalDevelopment,2009
AucklandUniversity,Auckland,NewZealand
Thesis:VoicesofFairTradeCoffeeConsumption

BachelorofScienceCommunications,2006
BostonUniversity,Boston,MA

PUBLICATION

Kahn,RebeccawithAprilLinton.VoicesofFairTradeCoffeeConsumption.FairTradefromtheGroundup:New
MarketsforSocialJustice.AprilLinton.Seattle:UniversityofWashingtonPress.2012.101119.

NUTRITIONEXPERIENCE
SimmonCollegeSchoolofNutrition&HealthSciences,BostonMA
StudentResearchAssistant
2014Present
WritealiteraturereviewtobeappliedtoWorcesterschildhoodobesityinitiatives
WritegrantproposalstobeappliedtoWorcestersCommunityHealthImprovementPlan

AIDSActionCommittee,BostonMA
ClientServicesProgramAssistant&CommunityNutritionist
2012Present
Developandimplementclientbasednutritionworkshops
Conductoneononenutritionalcounselingsessions
Consultwithclientsmedicalprovidersregardingnutritionalneedstobuildindividualizednutritionplans
Leadgrocerystoretoursandguideclientsonhealthfulandbudgetfriendlygrocerypurchases
Connectclientstocommunityfoodresources
Prescreenandenrollclientsinmentalhealthservices
Maintainclientinsuranceinformation,liaisewithbillingexternalbillingagencyandinsurancecompany
BostonMedicalCenter,BostonMA

PreventiveFoodPantryVolunteer
2014Present
Greetandassisthospitalpatientswithhealthyfoodselectionsensuringnutritionalandfoodpreferenceneeds
aresatisfied
Consultwithleaddietitianondietaryrestrictionsforpatients,includinghighfiberlowfiberlowcholesterol
vegetarianaswellasculturallyspecificdiets
Discusshealthypreparationoptions,educatepatientsaboutfoodsthatarenewtothem
CommunityServings,BostonMA
EventandKitchenVolunteer
2010Present
Consultwithnutrition&kitchenstafftomakemedicallytailoredmealsincludingrenallowfatlow/nosalt
vegetarianandloworhighfiber
Makenutritionallyspecificmealsforhomeboundclientsinindustrialkitchen
Makemealsforlargefundraisingeventparticipants


ADDITIONALEXPERIENCE

AIDSActionCommittee,BostonMA
20092012
CambridgeSiteCoordinator,20112012

Facilitatedinservicetrainingswithcommunityresourcesincludinglocalcommunalmealoptionsfood
pantriesanddiscountfoodoptionsandcookingdemonstrationsforclientstransitioningfromsheltersto
personalhousing
Maintainedclientdatabasefiles
Managedfrontdesk&receptionstaffandvolunteers
Trainedstaffandvolunteersonprovidingclientswithcommunityreferralsincludingfoodandnutritionalneeds
Liaisedbetweenstaffandhumanresources,informationtechnologyandfinancedepartments
Recruitedcommunityvolunteerstodeliverfoodtovariousprogramsacrossagencysites
Developedrelationshipswithneighborhoodfoodestablishmentstogainfooddonationsforclientprograms
Organizedandleadcookingworkshopsforvariousclientsupportgroups
RentalAssistanceProgramCoordinator,20092011

Screenedandreviewedapplicationsforvariousfinancialassistanceprogramsdesignedtomaintainstable
housingforpeoplelivingwithHIV/AIDSinMassachusetts
Providedsupportinaccessingbudgetingresources,medical,mentalhealth,healthyfoodandothercommunity
resources
Maintaineddatabaseinformationforfinancialassistanceapplicants
Assistedprogrammanageringrantreporting
RepresentedagencyatcommunitymeetingsrelatedtoHIV/AIDS,homelessnessandfinancialassistance
AucklandUniversity,Auckland,NZ
OfficeofDisabilityServicesNoteTaker,TestWriter
20072009
Attendedclassesandtookdetailednotesforstudentswhohavespeciallearningneeds
Readandwroteforstudentswithspecialneedsduringuniversityexams
Proctoreduniversityexams
FacultyofArtsResearchFellow
20072008
Researchedcurrentwritingsonhumanitarianaidandliteraturetobeusedforaninternationalconferenceon
metaphorsincurrentliteratureandcontemporarylife
Researchedandpresentedonpotentialconferencespeakers
Wroteannotatedbibliographiesandsummarypapersforconferencepreparation
TradeAid,AucklandNZ
LeadVolunteerandRetailStaff
20072009
Greetedandassistedcustomerswithfairtradepurchases
PlannedandImplementedcommunityoutreacheventsforfairtradeawareness
Managedinventory,includingorderingsupplies,stockingbothstoragespaceandinstorestock
Supervisedandtrainedvolunteersasshopassistants
Controlledcashregisterandweeklybanking
PROFESSIONALAFFILIATIONS

MassachusettsStudentDieteticAssociation,member

AcademyofNutritionandDietetics,studentmember

2012Present
2012Present