About Dawn Anderson

I am a prospective Dietetic Internship candidate from Richmond, Virginia. I have both an academic and practical background in psychology, chemistry, clinical research, creative arts, and culinary arts. Most recently I have completed the post-baccalaureate DPD certificate program at Virginia State University and successfully passed the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Dietetic Technician exam earning my DTR credential this past November.

As a RD, I want to work to break down the barriers between medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and culturally sensitive practical applications of nutrition information. To accomplish this, I want to work with caregivers and patients, focusing on their culinary skills and knowledge, so they could more easily navigate the acute onset of disease.


My Projects



I work to improve the quality of human subjects protection both by reviewing Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and conducting program implementation research. Above is my poster at the 2017 Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research (PRIM&R) conference. I've co-authored 5 accepted posters at this conference and been published in the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.


I was able to bring to life a community nutrition class project in my office's break room in conjunction with CommonHealth's promotion on reducing sodium intake for certain medical conditions. An expanded American Heart Association poster on reducing salt consumption, accompanied by AMA and CDC  handouts, and recipe ideas. Not pictured, the actual popcorn toppings that were tried that day!

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My Crafty Life


Richmond Craft Mafia photo shoot 2006

Tribe Called Quest Vinyl Clock

Hand-stitched notebook made from recycled Scrabble board

Antique Brooch Statement Necklace

Spring Bada-bing Craft Show 2010

Recycled Vintage Tea Towel Pillow with Ball Fringe

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dawn.j.anderson@comcast.net  |  804-304-4312