Hi there! I am currently a Masters 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, immigrants, first-generation Americans, and millennials. These are rooted in the context of the health of people, community, and environmental systems.
In addition to graduate school, I am a private chef, and also work at a national non-profit helping to transform the lives of underserved youth through culinary arts education. 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.
I have a strong aversion to papaya and whole olives, 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!