I am currently a first-semester senior at Stony Brook University majoring in Journalism and minoring in Media Arts. My goal is to enter the food-writing industry, writing stories and producing videos about food culture, and all those who work within it.
Food has always been at the center of my life. I grew up watching my mother fill the house with scents of sauteeing, roasting and grilling. My father, who was never much of a cook, was always more involved in the technical, science-y side, hence the beer-making. Both of their delicious dishes always drew relatives and friends from all corners of the world to our kitchen table.
This is why I want to write about food. It defines the parameters of my childhood, but is a universal language, bringing together cultures and people and creating joy. I want to be the one to tell those stories in a captivating way.
I am constantly thinking of new ideas to bring those stories to life. In my free time over winter break of 2019, I started a video series of my experiences learning how to cook from The Joy of Cooking called “Culinary Crusades” Here, I filmed all the slip-ups and successes I had while making the most classic recipes from one of the most classic cookbooks. By creating my own content now, I not only gain experience, but learn so much more about food, while enjoying the process.
I have also interned at Urban Corning, a blog from my hometown, covering food, culture and the arts, as well as completed an internship at WENY, a newsroom based out of Horseheads, NY.
Currently, I am the Senior Editor and Vice President of Stony Brook University’s online female-interest magazine, Her Campus.