Louise Proia joined the NY Health & Wellness team as a nutritionist in 2016. She graduated from Smith College with a Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry, and later attended The Culinary Institute of America, earning an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts. Louise spent the next seven years working as a professional chef in New York City and Connecticut. In addition to raising two sons, she returned to school and graduated with a Master of Science degree from the Human Nutrition Institute at the University of Bridgeport. Prior to joining NYHW, she worked as a nutritionist for Dr. Nikolas Hedberg, founder of the Immune Restoration Center. Louise’s interests include cooking, yoga, hiking, biking, music, theatre, and her dog, Cocoa.