Karena is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in eating disorders with a background working in clinical dietetics. Karena has experience working in residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of eating disorder care with adults, adolescents, and families. Karena is passionate about helping others heal their relationship with food as they navigate their recovery journey. Drawing from her experience, Karena creates personalized nutrition plans that prioritize physical and emotional well-being, addressing the complex nutritional needs of each individual. Karena’s broad experience equips her with a deep understanding of the psychological and behavioral aspects of eating disorders, offering a Health at Every Size (HAES) and all foods fit approach.
In addition to eating disorder care, Karena enjoys nutritionally supporting individuals through a weight-neutral approach specifically in regard to cardiovascular health, intuitive eating, medical nutrition therapy, and vegan/vegetarian nutrition.
Karena received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, and completed her supervised practice training through Sodexo Dietetic Internships in Pennsylvania.