Austin Markland ’16

Austin Markland, CIA student, Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Bear, DE How did you become interested in your major? I went to St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown, DE and attended the culinary arts program they provided. Prior to being accepted into the school I had my mind set on becoming a pediatric cardiologist. Instead of getting … [Read more...]

Dylan Low ’14

Dylan Low, ’14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: St. Helena, CA Hometown: Weston, MO How did you become interested in your major? At a very young age I became interested in baking. Helping my mother and grandmother bake and cook during holidays was always a special treat. Watching them create wonderful meals from what seemed like nothing was always amazing … [Read more...]

Christopher Lunsford ’16

Christopher Lunsford ’16

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Frederick, MD How did you become interested in food? My interest started when I was working as a pastry chef at a local family-owned restaurant back in my hometown. I only worked there for a year, but it gave me a lot of insight into this career and I learned a lot from working there. … [Read more...]

Emily Nelson ’14

Emily Nelson '14, Baking and Pastry Arts

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Miami, FL How did you become interested in food? I became interested in baking when I was in the third grade. My mom, who is an amazing cook, basically couldn't bake. So I was determined to learn how to bake. Incorporating some of my mom’s cooking techniques and my passion for baking, … [Read more...]

Sun Ah Kim ’14

Sun Ah Kim ’14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Seoul, Korea How did you become interested in food? I used to do a lot of baking at home so it was very natural for me to pursue baking and pastry as a major. I love to see people smile when I make them cookies or a cake. It gives me such a sense of pride in my work. Who most … [Read more...]

Shreeya Adka ’15

Shreeya Adka ’15

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Coimbatore, India How did you become interested in food? I was always interested in baking, even as a little girl. Watching something baking in the oven was a magic show for me and it still is. I am also very good at art and baking is a beautiful form of art. I like the fact that I can … [Read more...]

Harshita Jain ’14

Harshita Jain ’14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Mumbai, India How did you become interested in food? My passion for food began at an early age. I worked with my father for a while, but handling a huge firm was not my cup of tea.  For me baked goods and pastries have been always been both my passion and weakness, and still is to this … [Read more...]

Victoria Leach ’14

Victoria Leach ‘14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: American Canyon, CA How did you become interested in food? I've always had a passion for food—eating and creating it as well as reading and writing about it. I truly believe that a good article about food is almost as satisfying as the food itself. Although, there's nothing that can … [Read more...]

Nicole Corona ’14

Nicole Corona ‘14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Mahopac, NY How did you become interested in food? I became interested in my major when I was in middle school. I always loved food but I started to watch the food network and became hooked. It was around the time Duff Goldman started his show and I said this is what I want to … [Read more...]

Nancy Fisher ’14

Nancy Fisher '14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Lynchburg, VA How did you become interested in food? While I was in the military, I had the chance to travel a lot which gave me the opportunity to experience food from other cultures. Who most influenced you? The CIA’s reputation itself was my biggest influence. I researched … [Read more...]