Hi there! I am currently a master’s candidate in the Nutrition and Food Studies Graduate Program at NYU. I have a professional culinary arts background and a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography. My research and professional interests include how food evolves over time and space—specifically for communities of color, im/migrants, first-generation Americans, and millennials. These are rooted in the context of advocating for health of people, community, and environmental systems.

In addition to graduate school, I work for an emergency food aid organization which distributes food to more than 1.2 million New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity in the five boroughs. I am also a student organizer for F.A.R.E. Collective at NYU, a group of graduate students of color dedicated to creating a space for social and political dialogue around food and racial equity.


My older sister and me in Dad’s garden. Eagle Rock, 1993.

I have a strong aversion to papaya, and also fervently believe that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza. I am originally from Long Beach, California, and am currently based out of Brooklyn, New York. Thanks so much for visiting this site, and feel free to reach out!