Season 2 Episode 3: The Perks of Having a Mentor

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As a military wife in a new city, a mother,a first generation college student and #rd2be, Darah Matos knew that now was a perfect time to get connected to a mentor. Darah jumped into the Diversify Dietetics pilot mentor program feet first and definitely made a splash! On this episode of Feed Me the Facts, Darah shares how she made the mentor program experience her own and talks about the process and perks of having a mentor.

About Darah

Darah is a distance-learning student at The University of Alabama where she is completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees in food and nutrition. She is a first-generation college student and credits her hard work ethic to her single-mother’s example of perseverance in moving to America from the Philippines to make a better life for their family. Darah is also a spouse to a Mexican-American military service member and a mother of one. Coming from an immigrant background, she understands the importance of the awareness of cultural differences in dietetics practitioners. Darah aspires to become a part of the change in creating more diversity in the dietetics field.

Deanna Belleny