Curriculum Vitae for

Layla R. Niavarani

Layla Niavarani is currently a graduate student at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. She plans to graduate in May of 2015 with her Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Management, and then seek full-time employment as a Registered Dietitian working in a clinical or community field. She also has a small history of decorating cakes - please see for more information and photos.

University of Central Oklahoma

Master of Science
June 2014 - May 2015
  • Major: Nutrition and Food Management
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Honors: President's Honor Roll

University of Central Oklaoma

Bachelor of Science
August 2009 - May 2014
  • Major: Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management
  • GPA: 3.65
  • Honors: President's Honor Roll

Sigma Alpha Lambda (Honors)

President & V.P.
2011 - 2014
  • Led organization of over 100 members through monthly meetings and regular volunteer activities
  • Sought and created several extracurricular volunteer opportunities across the metro area
  • Maintained regular contact with national advisors regarding organizational progress
  • Headed group-wide communication through email, social media, and personal announcements

Phi Upsilon Omicron (Honors)

2013 - 2014
  • Transitioned the organization from irregular gatherings to monthly meetings and regular communication
  • Worked with my advisor and national office in order to rebuild correct member contact information
  • Led all meetings for our members, as well as the formal initiation ceremonies for our new members
  • Helped plan for and promote our annual big community service event during the Spring semester

Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Student Liason
2013 - 2014
  • Relayed information between the academy and members of the Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Coordinated with fellow student liaison to organize newsletters and other communication methods

Iranian Student Association

President & V.P.
2009 - 2012
  • Hosted city-wide series of meetings with 50 – 70 Iranian adults/professors discussing how to further advance Iranian culture in the United States
  • Met regularly with other officers, and was chief planner for representing the country of Iran in university-wide culture fairs

University of Central Oklahoma

Dietetic Intern
June 2014 - Present

Starbucks Coffee Company

August 2013 - January 2014
  • Memorized preparation procedures for several beverages, as well as handling and properly marking custom drink orders
  • Worked in fast-paced environment where high-traffic moments would last hours at a time
  • Practiced proper preparation and sanitization procedures for serving food and drink products, and adhering to national company standards

Adfitech, Inc.

Image Indexing Specialist
November 2012 - March 2013
  • Analyzed and parsed thousands of loan-related documents per day at average rate of 1000 pages/hour
  • Communicated effectively with supervisors and managed time wisely while working remotely
  • Effectively balanced 20 hr. work week with full-time school schedule to ensure requirements for both were met

Target Corporation

Various Roles
November 2008 - November 2012
  • Cake Decorator (Most Recent)
  • Bakery Team Member
  • Store Operator

MLK Drum Major For Service Award
President and Dean's Honor Roll
Merit-Based Scholarship – UCO Human Environmental Science Program
Most Active Officer – Iranian Student Association


Health and Fitness
Cooking and Cake Decorating