Uses She/Her pronouns
Evelina believes in client-centered care that honors each individual’s unique situation—their intersecting identities, strengths, skills, and values. As an experienced student and teacher of yoga and mindfulness practices, she values a mind-body-spirit approach to wellbeing that recognizes health as so much more than the food we eat.
As a white, thin, cisgender dietitian in a field already dominated by white, thin, cisgender women like her, Evelina acknowledges the privilege and power she holds and her role in the perpetuation of this inequity. During her graduate studies, she became especially curious about race and gender biases in the nutrition research on which her degree was based and the harmful rhetoric around health and weight. She funneled her frustration into projects that reflected her changing values: she co-authored a document on race bias in nutrition for dietetics educators and jump-started a future cultural humility training for clinical nutrition professionals at University of Washington Medical Center.