Meet the dietician
Sara-Ann Cramer is the newest addition to the Chrysalis Team. I had the privilege to interview her to learn more about her aspirations, her training, and her life outside of Chrysalis. Keep reading to find out more.
Why did you decide to become a dietician?
One day in high school, I stood up feeling frustrated with watching my cheer leading team’s approach to nutrition and gave a lecture about the relationship between nutrition and performance in sport. At that point, it became clear to my family and myself that I was born to be a dietician. In college, I loved going to my nutrition classes. Nutrition was never hard for me to learn because I loved it.
Tell me more about your training.
I attended The University of Kentucky Honors College and completed an Internship at St. Joseph Hospital. I spent most of my time during my internship in the ICU but also had the opportunity to work in food service and in many other aspects of nutrition in the hospital.
Why did you choose The University of Kentucky?
My dad went there, I was raised for it.
Why did you choose this job at Chrysalis?
I wanted to stick around the Carolinas. When I considered job options, I realized I wanted to make a connection with the people I was working with and make a difference in their lives. I am excited to have the opportunity to add a fresh perspective to the Chrysalis team as I am newly out of school and have a different set of skills.
Have you had any surprises on the job so far?
It’s so much more personal than it was made out to seem in school. I have enjoyed building rapport and trust with clients.
What should clients expect in sessions with you?
My teaching style is energetic, involved and positive. I am eager to coach you through experiences and find small victories so they can be celebrated.
Is there anything you would like to share about you personally?
I was a group fitness instructor during college. My favorite classes to teach were boot camp style classes. I also taught cheerleading throughout high school. I have always been a teaching/nurturing type.
I love movies my favorites are Disney and Marvel. I also like to paint and spend time with friends and family. I love to cook and bake, try new restaurants and cook for people. I have a kitten but am a dog person – don’t tell my cat that.
Do you like Wilmington so far?
So far, yes. I can’t wait to get to the beach. I enjoy all kinds of exercise and can’t wait to walk on the beach.