About the Creator: Markita Lewis, MS, RD

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Markita Lewis is a registered dietitian originally from south Louisiana currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her undergraduate degree in nutrition at Louisiana State University in 2014 and earned her master’s degree while completing her dietetic internship at the University of Georgia in 2016. Markita has a professional interest in learning more about food culture and how to help others maintain cultural identity while achieving a healthy lifestyle.

Markita likes to consider herself a modern Renaissance woman – she is a writer of short fiction and poetry, an aerialist, a self-proclaimed Fake Art Student, a published researcher, and activist.

In her free time, Markita enjoys seeing live music, doing nerdy things with her friends, attending events in the art scene, reading, teaching herself Spanish and Italian, playing board games, and going on adventures around town.

Markita was recently featured in one of the RDN Spotlights on the Diversify Dietetics blog! Click here to learn more about her experiences in the field of nutrition as a young dietetic professional of color.