Health & Human Development
Anna Diffenderfer, MS, RDN, LN
Anna Diffenderfer, MS, RDN, LN, accepted the position as Assistant Director of the Montana Dietetic Internship (MDI) Program in May 2016. Anna has an MS degree in Sustainable Food Systems from Montana State University (MSU) and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from California State University, Chico. While finishing her graduate degree in 2014, Anna also completed an internship with the Montana Dietetic Internship Program at MSU. Prior to being the MDI Assistant Director, Anna was with MSU Extension as the Strong Hearts for Montana Project Manager funded by an NIH (RO1) grant in collaboration with Cornell University. She also worked as the Program Leader for the undergraduate program in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems and taught several of the related courses. Anna has experience in clinical nutrition, online nutrition and health coaching, community nutrition education, farm marketing and operation management, restaurant and foodservice management, and has been actively involved with county and statewide local food initiatives.