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About Me

AE's Story & Background

AE Rueppel is a Boston-based mother of 3 who awoke eight years ago to find that one of her daughters had been “stolen in the middle of the night” by the insidious and debilitating disease of anorexia nervosa. A positive experience with Family Based Treatment allowed the healthy return and full recovery of her daughter, providing proof that recovery is possible. 

Guided by her deep compassion for parents, caregivers and families going through the experience of caring for loved ones with an ED, AE has spent the last seven years building eating disorders knowledge and connections within the community, and recently completed her Masters in Health Education and Promotion with a concentration in Eating Disorders.

Using her lived experience and a deep belief that parents and caregivers are valued treatment team members and experts on their own loved ones, AE’s work now focuses on being a resource and advocate for parents and caregivers navigating the ED road to recovery. 


Master's Degree in Health Education & Promotion

Plymouth State University, December 2021

Master’s Concentration: Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Institute, December 2021

BA in English Literature

University of California Irvine

Experience & Training


  • Becky Henry Hope Network:  ED Caregiver Coach Training Course

  • Learning Journey’s International Coaching: Power of Possibility Coaching Certification

  • Lifestyle & Wellness Coaching Course utilizing Wellcoaches® materials


  • Carolyn Costin Institute: Families and Loved Ones (For CLINICIANS) Eating Disorder Training Course


  • Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders: Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Certification Program with James Lock, MD, PhD (Oct ’22)

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