Hi! I’m Briana Butler; a pro basketball player turned sports dietitian! After retiring from ball, I decided to pursue dietetics full time, received a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from UT Southwestern Medical Center (got my BA in Human Performance from USC – Fight On!), and jumped into private practice while working as a dietitian for the NBA G-League.
Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with world-class athletes, awesome wellness clients, and renowned brands as I specialize in sports nutrition and wellness nutrition for millennials while dabbling in a bit of media/spokesperson work!
I think most dietitians of color recognize the need for more of us in every space of dietetics. Fortunately, I believe now more than ever, we have an opportunity to break through that glass ceiling and establish a presence. However, to do that, it has to start at a grassroots level! With that being said, I think one of the best things we can do is take a young student of color under our wing and be a reliable resource. Paying it forward can move the needle farther than we may think!