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Kristina K.

Valbuena, DTR

1727 Axenty Way


Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 961-6355
kristinavalbuena@gmail.com

Education
Dietetic Internship The University of Arizona ISPP Program

Aug. 2015 - May 2016 (Expected)

Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR)


Bachelor of Science, Nutrition Sciences Dietetics Emphasis
The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Jan. 13, 2015


Aug. 2009 Dec. 2013

Work Experience
Dietetic Technician, Foothills Rehabilitation Center, Tucson, AZ

Communicate and work in inter-professional team of nurses and physicians; serve as expert on
resident's nutritional needs

Organize and assess nutrition at risk (NAR) residents monthly (e.g. patients on tube feeding, wound
healing, and/or dialysis) and recommend changes directly to physicians if needed

Consult directly with residents on unplanned weight loss or weight gain

Act as link between residents and dietitian and update dietitian about resident nutritional status.
Consult with dietitian if additional dietary recommendations are required
Nutritional Services Department Administrative Assistant, Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
Nutritional Services Department Patient Services Ambassador, UAMC South Campus, Tucson, AZ
Dining-On-Call Associate, Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute, Tucson, AZ
Catering-To-You Associate, Carondelet St. Josephs Hospital, Tucson, AZ

Jan. 2014 Current

Dec. 2012 Dec. 2014


Nov. 2012 Jul. 2013
Aug. 2011 Nov. 2012
Mar. 2010 Jan. 2011

Extracurricular Activities/ Professional Affiliations


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA)
Filipino American Student Association (FASA)
Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Club (HaPI)

Jun. 2015 Current


Aug. 2009 Dec. 2013
Aug. 2009 Dec. 2013
Jan. 2010 May 2013

Leadership Experience
APASA Board of Directors

Cultural Awareness Chair, Social Justice Chair, Lotus Laureate Graduation Convocation Committee
APASA Community Facility Intern
FASA Friendship Games Coordinator
HaPI Co-President

Aug. 2012 May 2013


Aug. 2011 May 2012
Aug. 2011 May 2012
Aug. 2011 May 2012

Volunteering Experience
Annual APA Heritage Kick-Off

Apr. 2010 Apr. 2013

2010-2012: Volunteer/Usher; 2013: Organized event, delegated APASA BOD members to assigned
committees, acted as marketing team chair. Created flyers, made posters and YouTube videos,
coordinated with local restaurants to advertise event, and emceed event.
Annual FASA Fiesta

Apr. 2010 Apr. 2013

2010-2012: cultural performer; 2013: Food committee chair. Asked for food donations from local
restaurants. Promoted event by creating fliers and YouTube video advertisements. Created fundraisers
to raise money for event (e.g. dance work shops and bake sales).
John Valenzuela Youth Center (JVYC)

Dec. 2011 Oct. 2012

Visited JVYC bi-weekly. Served as a youth leader for children, adolescents, and teenagers in need of a
safe and healthy environment. Acted as a tutor for various subjects and joined in on many recreational
and artistic activities.

Presentations & Conferences


Crandall Corporate Dietitians Annual Conference

Conference expanded on nutrition knowledge, provided networking opportunities with a variety of


dietetic professionals, and offered many ideas on improving clinical charting skills
Racing to the Fitness Line

Jun. 4, 2014

Apr. 19, 2013

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Taught a 3 grade class at Drexel Elementary School about basic nutrition, adequate hydration, and
exercises that could be performed at home.
Just for the Health of It

Educated college students on budgeting for affordable healthy meals like creating meal plans

Explained utility of food journals with emphasis on portion control


National Collegiate Leadership Conference

Mar. 29, 2013

Feb. 2011

Certificates
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified
HIPAA Training Course

Jul. 25, 2014


Nov. 12, 2012

ServSafe National Restaurant Association

Feb. 6, 2012