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Rafaela Infante

Methodist Hospital
Pediatric Dietitian
Rafaela’s love for food began at an early age. In her high school years, she began to ponder how she might turn that love of food into a rewarding career in the medical field. Rafaela developed an interest in the study of nutrition and dietetics after reading a book about nutrition across lifespans. In pursuit of her future career she spent her junior and senior year of high school seeking out volunteer and mentorship opportunities in the nutrition and dietetics field. Rafaela's hard work during her high school years would pay off as she was accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she graduated with a Masters in Dietetic Studies in 2018. After years of work, and various experiences that have taken Rafaela from kitchens, to farms, gardens, and hospitals, Rafaela is now employed as a pediatric dietitian for Methodist Children’s Hospital.