RESUME

 
Education

Columbia University, Teachers College

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

New York, NY | February 2016
Concentration: Psychotherapy and Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 
GPA: 3.96
Integrative Project:
Psychodynamically-informed etiology of eating disorders and new treatment models of cooperative mother-daughter healing

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Gainesville, FL | May 2014
Minor: Mass Communications
summa cum laude, GPA: 3.83
Honors Thesis:
The Relationship between Implicit and Explicit Body Satisfaction and Eating Behavior in Collegiate Women

Professional​
experience​

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

New York, NY (Remote) | August 2014 - Present

Largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Associate Director of Communications

March 2021​​- Present

  • Internationally recognized spokesperson and media expert on topics including eating disorders, body image, diet culture, media literacy, and weight stigma.

    • Secures positive media coverage and quoted in 50+ publications, including The New York Times, CNN, NBC, CBS, People Magazine, and USA TODAY.

  • Leads the creation and execution of communications and brand strategy. ​

  • Supervises the communications coordinator on social media, graphic design, video production, and miscellaneous marketing assets.

  • Advises Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and TikTok on eating disorders, mental health and well-being safety policies.

    • Represents NEDA in a series of closed-door expert feedback sessions with Facebook and Instagram.​

    • Develops in-app tips and resources on body image, eating disorders, and wellness for Instagram and TikTok.

Communications Manager

May 2019 - March 2021​​​​

  • Created messaging and materials to inform, educate, and inspire key audiences; including press, potential and existing funders, and internal and external stakeholders.

    • Spearheaded and executed 50+ NEDA Connections Facebook Live videos providing daily support and information on eating disorders and mental health challenges throughout the global pandemic.

  • Managed organizational communications, online publications, website maintenance, social media (124% growth since June 2018), and new communications initiatives.

    • Streamlined policies and procedures to ensure the safety, health and well-being of vulnerable constituents.   

Senior Communications Associate

June 2018 - May 2019

  • Established and executed an annual communications plan, editorial calendar, and social media strategy.

  • Led the planning, implementation, and evaluation of national outreach campaigns including National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDAwareness) Week and Weight Stigma Awareness Week.

  • Oversaw the NEDA website, blog, and social media channels.

  • Supervised and served as a liaison with external PR firm.

Senior Program Associate & Body Project Master Trainer

January 2017 - June 2018

  • Coordinated body acceptance, eating disorders prevention, and workplace wellness initiatives.

  • Orchestrated the training, implementation, and evaluation of the Body Project; an evidence-based body confidence and eating disorders prevention program for women and girls.

    • Trained more than 350 women from 33 states and five countries as program trainers and facilitators.

  • Played an essential role in NEDA's community engagement, media relations, strategic partnerships, and content development.

    • Contributed to NEDA's programs and services including conferences, workshops, presentations, and the National Eating Disorders Helpline.

Program Associate

January 2016 - December 2016

  • Developed resources and supervised 100+ volunteers on the National Eating Disorders Helpline.

    • Fielded crisis calls, click-to-chats, and Facebook/Zendesk messages involving medical emergencies, suicidality and self-injury (SSI).

  • Spearheaded grant-funded content and awareness events related to Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and weight stigma.

  • Trained professionals and graduate students nationwide to deliver the Body Project.

Body Project Consultant

August 2014 - December 2015

  • Program trainer and coordinator for NEDA's pilot implementation of the Body Project*; funded by New York State to disseminate in five Title I schools in New York City.

  • Carried out administrative tasks associated with scheduling and implementing Body Project trainings and program delivery.

    • Headed the IRB application process and maintained the partner database and project calendar.

    • Connected ​volunteer facilitators with schools and community-based organizations.

    • Facilitated the collection, recording, and evaluation of training and program data.

  • One of three NYC-based Master trainers eligible to train program facilitators and regular trainers.

* The Body Project is a body confidence, eating disorder prevention, and early intervention program. Backed by two decades of research and evaluation data, the Body Project gives high school and college-aged girls the tools and skills to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image. The program has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting and disordered eating.

Interim Youth Outreach Coordinator

July 2015 - September 2015

  • Produced content and programming for teens and young adults, primarily through NEDA's former youth program: Proud2Bme.

  • Enhanced social media engagement, online content, blog submissions, and community development.

  • Worked with the program manager to integrate youth outreach strategy into NEDA's core programming.

Camp Shane

Group Leader

Ferndale, NY | June 2014 - August 2014 | Seasonal

  • Supervised and advised 50+ counselors and campers at a summer weight-loss (fat) camp.

  • Worked with campers to improve their health, self-esteem, and body image.

  • Assisted with group therapy sessions and body empowerment exercises.

Professional Organizations
  • Young Nonprofit Professional Network

  • Academy for Eating Disorders

  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society

  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Areas of Expertise
  • Clinical Psychology, Eating Disorders, Mental Health and Wellness

  • Community Outreach and Engagement 

  • Content Strategy, Creation, and Management

  • Crisis Communications

  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

  • Cultural Competency

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Evidence-based Trainings (i.e., Train-the-Trainer)  

  • Internal and External Communications

  • Media and Public Relations

  • Project/ Campaign Management  

  • Public Speaking 

  • Social Media Marketing and Analytics

  • Strategic Partnerships  

  • Team Leadership

Research
& Clinical
Experience

National Eating Disorders Association

Helpline Consultant

New York, NY December 2012 - December 2013

  • Helpline operator for phone calls, emails, and click-to-chat (instant messaging) inquires.

  • Assisted with helpline supervision and debriefed volunteers/ interns who experienced challenging or triggering conversations.

University of Florida, Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab

Independent Study

Gainesville, FL September 2013 - May 2014

  • Designed and implemented an undergraduate honors thesis testing the relationship between implicit (via the Implicit Associations Test; IAT) and explicit body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in college women.

  • Exemplary completion and defense of the thesis resulted in graduating with highest honors.

LovEd, LLC

Research Intern

Gainesville, FL December 2012 - December 2013

  • LovEd (formerly Driver's Ed for Love) is a relationship education organization that equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to choose wisely in love via events and workshops

  • Prepared, managed, and recruited for workshops and events

  • Principal Investigator for the research study, Learning about me: The impact of relationship education on the emotional competence of college students

    • Completed the IRB application, designed a coding chart, recruited participants, administered WELS (emotional competence) questionnaire, prepared for workshop events.

UF Health Eating Disorder Recovery Center

Clinical Intern

Gainesville, FL January 2013 - June 2013

  • Mediated educational and recreational leisure groups with eating disorders patients at an inpatient facility.

  • Occasional tasks included clerical duties, assisting in psychological screening of patients, and observing and/or co-facilitating therapy groups.

  • Graded the extra credit assignments for MEL4600: Diseases of Eating; an undergraduate course offered through the College of Medicine – Department of Psychiatry.

University of South Florida, Body Image Research Group

Research Assistant

Tampa, FL January 2012 - May 2012

  • Collected and entered data; administered baseline surveys, control group activities and follow up surveys.

  • Attended weekly meeting discussing the progress and upcoming tasks for the lab, as well as new advancements in the eating disorders field.

Presentations

Filson Lapidus, L., Resnick, J., Waldman, L., Kronengold, C., & Kandel, J.(2021, January 14). Quieting the Silence: Eating Disorder Awareness in the Jewish Community. Panelist at The Blue Dove Foundation.

Sudakov, M. & Kronengold, C., (2021, January 13). Self-Care While Seeing Harmful Food & Weight New Year's ResolutionsPanelist at Mental Health on The Mighty.

Kronengold, C. & Lederman, A. (2021, January 8). Creating Non-Diet New Year's Resolutions. Instagram Live with BlogHer.

Jones, L., Wassenaar, E., Kronengold, C. (2020, December). Weight Neutral Providers Discussion. Moderator at the National Eating Disorders Association Fall 2020 NEDACon.

Reide-Combs, C., Kronengold, C., Cunningham, N., Lane, S. (2018, April). What is it like to be a girl on Long Island? Panelist at Girls Inc. of Long Island State of the Girl Breakfast. Farmingdale, NY.

Julius, J., Julius, P., Kronengold, C., Sheldon, R., & Merkl, S. L. (2017, November). NEDA Family Panel: Sharing Stories of Hope & Recovery. Panelist at the Binge Eating Disorders Association Conference, Brooklyn. NY.

Triplett, C., McAfee, B., Kronengold, C., Viglucci, D., Kruger, J., & Gonzalez, F. (2017, October). Millennials Change: Silencing the Shame on Mental Health. Panelist at the RIZZARR Millennials Change Event Series, New York, NY.

Kronberg, S., Walen, A., & Kronengold, C. (2016, December). Breaking Binge: Understanding, Treating & Coping with Binge Eating. Panelist at the National Eating Disorders Association Binge Eating Conference, New York, NY.

Elliot, G., Senesac, K., Levin, H., & Kronengold, C. (2015, October). College & Eating Disorders: How to Support a Student in a University Environment. Panelist at the National Eating Disorders Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kronengold, C. (2014, October). How to plan a NEDA Walk. Panelist at the National Eating Disorders Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

Keel, P. & Kronengold, C. (2014). Does Social Media Make Girls Hate Themselves?. Panelist on Huffington Post Live. New York, NY.

 

Kronengold, C. & O’Keefe, B. (2014, February). On Campus: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Panelist on Huffington Post Live.