Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Hi! I am currently a senior Hospitality and Tourism Management student in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, who is also pursuing a secondary major in Spanish. Within my hospitality major, I am maintaining a focus on food and beverage management. I am a huge foodie, so anything that let's me combine something I love with my career is fine by me!
One of my greatest passions in life is doing everything I can to make other people happy. This is the main reason I am pursuing a career within the hospitality industry. In each of my jobs I have had, be it dining, retail, at a kennel, or even a homeless shelter, I have been given the opportunity to make impact on another individual's life, and I always make it my best effort to make sure they leave having had positive experience interacting with me. To see people find joy and happiness stemming from my actions is one of the most fulfilling experiences for me.
In my opinion, one of the best ways to win over a person and make them happy is through their stomach. It is scientifically proven that our senses - including smell and taste, which are intrinsic parts of the eating process - can trigger in people memories and an emotional response to a particular experience. My goal in life is to be able to serve people in a way that they get a full experience from every meal. Eating will no longer be just a means to end, the end being a full stomach, it will be an adventure full of excitement and passion. Every bite should bring with it a new experience from the last and the meal a journey to enjoy until all that's left is an empty plate and a fork that's been licked clean.
Obviously I have a long way to go to reach such a point, but I have been working slowly but surely towards my goal. As a student in college, I am focused on experiencing life to the fullest and taking my time enjoying the journey towards what I believe will be a more than fulfilling career.