Irissa Bachman is a clinical inpatient dietitian at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, who works with a high acuity diverse patient population. She received her bachelor’s from the University of Akron and her master’s degree through the coordinated dietetic internship/master’s program at Case Western Reserve University/UHCMC. After gaining experience working in a tertiary hospital, Irissa became a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician and has recently been appointed as the primary neurosurgical intensive care dietitian. At UH, Irissa is highly involved in the internship orientation process and precepting dietetic interns throughout their clinical rotations. In addition to her full-time work, she is a trainer for the Academy’s NFPE Workshops. Irissa, also, volunteers with the Diversity Outreach Committee and assisted with the implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative at UH.