MS, RD, CDN, CDCES
Esther (she/her) is a Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She received her Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Science-Public Health from Stony Brook University and Nutrition from Long Island University. Esther holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition with a concentration in Exercise Science from Long Island University, where she also completed her dietetic internship.
Esther has spent her career working in underserved communities providing nutrition education and counseling to individuals with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and HIV/AIDS. She has a special interest in disordered eating and eating disorders.
Esther strongly believes nutrition is an important topic for the African-American community but especially for young women, who may not connect with traditional weight-centric messages they see and hear about nutrition from society. She is committed to increasing awareness of eating disorders/disordered eating and weight inclusive nutrition counseling in Black communities.
In addition to her work as a dietitian, Esther is a co-founder of the non-profit, Fight Through Flights Inc, which aims to empower and support the healing of Black women living with breast cancer and breast cancer survivors by providing free wellness retreats, as well as access to mental health, nutrition, and fitness resources.
Esther also volunteers and serves as a mentor for Complete Girlz Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, motivating, and empowering young women, as well as Diversify Dietetics, a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of color.
Outside of work, you can find Esther traveling around the world, taking Zumba classes, and spending time with her family.