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Alyssa Dougherty

Student at Iowa State University majoring in Dietetics
Student at Iowa State University
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Alyssa Dougherty earns Spring 2019 Dean's List honors at Iowa State University

Alyssa Dougherty , from Epworth IA , was named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The Dean's List honors students who were enro...

June, 18 2019 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty earns Fall 2018 Dean's List honors at Iowa State University

Alyssa Dougherty was named to the Fall 2018 Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The Dean's List honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit hour...

February, 04 2019 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty elected to The SHOP leadership

Alyssa Dougherty, a(n) dietetics major from Epworth, has been elected President of The SHOP (Students Helping Our Peers). The SHOP is a student-run food pantry that provides free food for Iowa Sta...

January, 15 2019 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty earns Spring 2018 Dean's List honors at Iowa State University

Alyssa Dougherty was named to the Spring 2018 Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The Dean's List honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit ho...

June, 11 2018 - Verified by Iowa State University
Dougherty participates in the 15th Annual Norman Borlaug Lectureship Poster Competition

Alyssa Dougherty, Dietetics, presented a research poster at the 15th Annual Norman Borlaug Lectureship Poster Competition, presented by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and Nutrit...

October, 31 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty earns Spring 2017 Dean's List honors at Iowa State University

Alyssa Dougherty was named to the Spring 2017 Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The Dean's List honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit ho...

July, 06 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty earns Fall 2016 Dean's List honors at Iowa State University

Alyssa Dougherty was named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. The Dean's List honors students who were enrolled in 12 credit hour...

January, 23 2017 - Verified by Iowa State University
Alyssa Dougherty was recognized for earning a spot on the Dean's List
Class of 2016 Valedictorian
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Students Helping Our Peers (SHOP)
-Collaborate with executive team and Iowa State Finances as the SHOP Treasurer -Plan annual budget -Coordinate club expenses -Organize and distribute donated food within the food pantry and promote nutritious eating habits
Fall 2017 - Iowa State University
Student Dietetic Association (ISU SDA)
-Expand professional contacts, skills, and knowledge in bi-weekly meetings and monthly events
The Salt Company Student Fellowship (TSC)
Lead a weekly, biblical discussion while provide support to ISU students and the Ames community
Food Science Human Nutrition Ambassador
-Collaborate with students, faculty, and alumni to coordinate and improve department events
Global Food Challenge Emerging Leader for Food Security Intern at Land O' Lakes

-Solve real-world agricultural and food security issues through a team project

-Gain invaluable career development, leadership opportunities, and exposure to agribusiness, the Land OLakes organization and leadership team

-Receive both technical and leadership training to enhance skill-sets

-Work with cross-functional teams to evaluate and drive performance improvements

-Educate others on findings regarding agriculture and food insecurity while writing for Global Food Challenge blog and other social media platforms

-Serve as an ambassador for Land OLakes, agriculture, and the food industry

December 2017 - August 2018
Dietary Aide at story county medical center

-Review menus and production sheets to determine type and quantities of assigned items to be prepared in a timely manner
-Accurately and attractively portion foods as specified in recipe and/or menu
-Incorporates basic food preparation skills utilizing standardized, quantified recipes to assure retention of nutritive value, palatability, and appetizing appearance of food served to clients
-Maintains work area in a neat, clean, and orderly manner in accordance with departmental standards
-Assist in the distribution and set-up of patient/resident trays as assigned

September 2017 - Present
Borlaug-Ruan International Intern at The World Food Prize Foundation

-Eight-week internship with Hormel Foods and CeSSIAM (The Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism) in Panajachel and Antigua, Guatemala

-Conducted nutritional and anthropometric research with an international team of students and experts under the direction of Dr. Noel W. Solomons

-Developed non-invasive, diagnostic techniques for arm length measurements in order to analyze the origins of linear growth failure

-Studied the cultural suitability of a whey protein powder in cream-based soups amongst Guatemalan mothers in efforts to improve nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life.

-Presented research results and internship experience at the 2017 Global Youth Institute in Des Moines, Iowa

June 2017 - July 2017
Customary Service Employee at Thunder Hills Country Club

-Provided exemplary customer service to club members in the clubhouse and on the golf course

May 2016 - August 2016
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