Shannon Mai, RD, LDN
Policy and Advocacy Leader for the PHCN DPG
2021 - 2022
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Shannon’s culinary roots have propelled her into a career as a policy dietitian that advocates for consumer safety and public health. Her passion is to influence food policy with a dietitian's perspective, such that all parts of the food system win. Shannon stands for a whole and equitable food system, that is intentional and serves the consumers, workers, environment, and animals involved.
Shannon earned her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics at the University of Florida in 2020. To continue her education, she moved to Sacramento, California for her dietetic internship, with a concentration in health promotion, disease prevention, policy, and advocacy. Graduating from this internship in 2021, Shannon anticipates on expanding herself in many areas of dietetics, including school nutrition, clinical work, and finally federal policy. Included in Shannon’s plans are to pursue a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Policy.
Previously, Shannon has worked with the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to advocate for the safety of patients by protecting state license. Becoming the Policy & Advocacy Leader for PHCNDPG, she looks forward to advocating and making a difference for what matters most to the members and the populations they serve.
In her spare time, Shannon enjoys hiking, cooking, spending time with family, traveling, yoga, and going on culinary adventures.
Feel free to contact Shannon with questions or concerns regarding Public Policy and Advocacy.