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I'm a fourth year at Hampshire College. I study nutrition and health.
I have pretty severe food allergies, so my whole life I've been very aware of what I eat. When I was learning to read, I practiced on nutrition labels. Growing up, I was the only one not allowed to eat at my friends' birthday parties. After having a reaction at a local eatery, my parents became even more cautious, and restaurants became off-limits. It wasn't "worth the risk", they said. So I brought my own food to every event, watched my friends eat when we hung out, and only ate home-cooked meals. It was a huge pain, and put a strain on my social life.
My restrictions weren't up to me - the choice of whether or not I could eat with my friends was taken from me. As a result, I'm fascinated by personally imposed restrictive diets (such as veganism) and I'm interested in learning more about how these restrictions impact their health.
I love learning about how our health can be impacted by the foods we consume. Since I'm in my last year of being an undergrad, I get to work on a senior thesis - or as we at Hampshire call it - a Division III project. My project is about meat consumption. I'm looking at the similarities and differences between herbivores and omnivores from multiple perspectives.
Another thing I love about what I study is that everyone feels passionate about food in some way. Food has become more than just a way to gain energy. Meals are a social event, food production/consumption is an industry, and diets are a way of life. Food gives a sense of culture and sparks debate. It can trigger memories and feelings. It can nourish our minds and our bodies or it can waste them away.
In my spare time, I enjoy photography. While I mostly photograph still life and nature, I love that I have the ability to capture moments in time, and want to expand into candid photography.
I'll be putting my resume here shortly, but for the time being please download the PDF version.