Food Systems

Discovering What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Discovering What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

 Like any other college student, I dread when family members ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” You’re told in high school that college is the time to study something you’re passionate about. For me, that was food: for as long as I can remember, I had worked at my father's pizza place, picked up back-of house jobs as a line cook and a baker, and taken charge of our family’s backyard garden. When it came time to choose my major, I decided to spend the next four years learning all there is to know about food–-- from when it’s grown on a farm to the moment it reaches your fork.