Avery Miller is a senior at Louisiana Tech University from Ville Platte, Louisiana. She is double majoring in Biology and Nutrition and Dietetics with plans to become a Registered Dietitian.
Miller works as a medical assistant for a bariatric physician, aids Dr. Simone Camel in various research activities, and volunteers during her free time. She serves as the President of Louisiana Tech’s Poetry Society, Vice President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a member of the Student Dietetic Association, a member of the Peer Leadership Council, and an ambassador for the School of Biological Sciences.
In December 2021, Miller was selected to read an original poem to honor Louisiana Tech’s newest piece of sculptural art, Aspire. She also has two poems published in Volume 6 of The Quatrain.
“In elementary school, I used to write and illustrate educational “books” on how to eat healthy for my PE teacher. (I did it for fun and to earn brownie points, not because I was required to do so.) Later in life, I developed an eating disorder,” Miller said. “During this time, I had an unhealthy relationship with food; this caused me to meticulously study nutrition labels on several occasions. With healing, this detailed studying transformed into a beautiful, blossoming curiosity that I hope to experience for the rest of my life. I currently use this curiosity to excel in my classes and to cook meals for my friends and me. (I am the designated chef in the friend group, and I would not change a thing.)
“Throughout undergrad, I thought I wanted to become a physician. I realized that my passion for healing others was to be carried out through food, not medicine. I’ve had a passion for food for as long as I can remember, and I cannot wait to pursue that after undergrad. I also hope to pursue my passion for creative writing in some way. I aspire to develop meaningful relationships, expand my knowledge, and inspire others through my dietetic career and my writing.”