Sandra attended the University of New Hampshire and earned a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She then gained clinical experience at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA and went on to Sargent College of Health Professionals at Boston University to earn a Master's of Science Degree in Nutrition. She has been a registered dietitian and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics since 1980.
Sandra has spent most of her career in the area of prevention and wellness. She felt it important to impart nutrition knowledge to individuals before they became ill. The incidence of chronic disease in the U.S. is staggering and much of it can be prevented with diet. In addition to teaching nutrition at Framingham State College, Bunker Hill Community College, and now Northeastern University, Sandra has worked in many hospital based outpatient departments, community health centers, and fitness facilities.
Currently, Sandra is a lecturer in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. She teaches Lifecycle Nutrition in the department of Health Sciences. For over 17 years she has been employed at Massachusetts Municipal Association in the health insurance division. She is the Integrative Nutrition Specialist responsible for the planning and implementation of nutrition wellness programs for municipalities across Massachusetts. Sandra is passionate about sharing her nutrition knowledge and expertise to help individuals and families stay healthy.