Patricia has a BA from Queens College with a Major in Nutrition Education, Physiology and Fitness. She is a Fitness & Nutrition Coach with Lifepath Coaching where she teaches clients the essential components for easy to follow, fun and healthy eating that optimizes personal well-being. She teaches nutrition classes that are based on traditional foods from around the world and is a certified Zumba instructor, an exercise program from her native country, Colombia.
Patricia worked for 5 years at Community Hospital and Methodist Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine in Indianapolis, where she worked as a Registered Dietician and Nutritional Counselor working both in classroom and individual settings advising clients on nutrition & wellness. As apart of this position she instituted a collaboration with Purdue Extension to distribute seeds and start a community garden project.
In New York City, She worked as a nutritional counselor and educator with the Woman, Infant and Children (WIC) program. At Medifit of America she conducted coronary risk and fitness assessment. She worked on a research project on breast cancer among Hispanic woman at Ebony Research Company. With St. Johns Medical Center, she coordinated the outpatient prenatal nutrition program. For the Great Neck Public School District, she planned and implemented "The Wellness Program" which was designed for elementary students and combined nutrition and exercise. At the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, she designed and presented nutrition workshops to parents of preschool children.
She spent the first 16 years of her life in Colombia, South America, an experience that profoundly influences her approach to food, family and life. Patricia is a dedicated mother and wife. An avid athlete, she placed in the NY Marathon, was captain of Queens College cross-country team, competed in biathlon and triathlon events, and was a US Cycling Federation competitor. She is an enthusiastic dancer and performer with FlamencÓle, a flamenco dance company in Indianapolis.