Congratulations to Jill Maronde for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Jill also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Her passion is helping others attain optimal health and the chance to live their best lives. She enjoys inspiring and motivating her clients to make favorable changes to both their long-term eating habits and lifestyle patterns and witnessing the positive results. Jill educates her clients on the connection between a nutrient-dense, whole-foods based diet and their well-being. She focuses on balance, variety and moderation and believes that eating well is a lifestyle, not a “diet.” Jill honors each person’s biochemical individuality and is aware that no one dietary system is best for everyone. Upon graduation from Hawthorn, she intends to focus her practice in the Portland, Oregon area on children and adolescents suffering from anxiety. Her thesis is entitled A Holistic Approach to Treating Anxiety: The Case for Optimizing Nutritional Intake in Children and Adolescents Suffering from Anxiety Disorders. Jill’s website can be found at http://www.jillmaronde.com (coming soon!) Best of luck, Jill!