An Interview with Nicole Greco
Food Studies Major
Class of May 2019
What is/was the focus of your interests in Food Studies? If you completed an internship, what did it entail?
I interned at Ophelia’s Place in Syracuse, NY as a student warrior. My internship entailed multiple interviews with experts in the field of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body dissatisfaction. I organized fundraising events to raise money and awareness for the non-profit. I also trained with the Body Project to be a certified support group facilitator for individuals interested in joining a community and connect with others through recovery.
What did/do you enjoy most about your experience with the Food Studies program?
I appreciate our food studies community. The professors, alumni, and current students all have a close relationship which is helpful in and outside of the classroom.
How did your Food Studies classes experiences/degree/internship prepare you to work in the broad field of Food Studies?
The courses in Food Studies range a plethora of topics. My knowledge in many different sectors of food allows me to pursue work in various fields. My internship with Ophelia’s Place helped me solidify my career goals and influenced me to continue my studies in graduate school.
What’s next for you or what are you up to now?
I am going to be attending graduate school in New York City next year to earn my master’s degree in Public Health. My career goals are to work towards educating and implementing healthy foods in primary and secondary schools.