Tonya is a Registered Dietitian and nutrition specialist at the MUSC Health Weight Management Center, where she has been on staff since 2004. Tonya graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in dietetics. She completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University, and has since earned a master's in public health degree from Walden University. Tonya has been certified through the American Dietetic Association in Adult Weight Management. Tonya was recently recognized by the South Carolina Dietetic Association as the Young Dietitian of the Year for 2010.