Maddie Pasquariello lives in Boston, MA and is a graduate student at Tufts in the Nutrition Communications program. She is studying to be a Registered Dietician and hopes to continue her work in media by writing for food and wellness magazines. She has a background in Psychology and French Studies. She became interested in food as a child watching her mother cook, and then while learning to cook for herself. She eats a predominantly whole foods plant-based diet, and posts her recipes and original photos on the Instagram account @eastcoasthealth.