Generously Sponsored By: Macy’s
Age, at time of internship: 17
CIT Intern: 2018
Restaurant Host: Sprouts Cooking Club
Wraparound Program: Ralph J. Bunche Academy
Sa’Myah’s Story: Sa’Myah was born and raised in Oakland. She moved to Ralph J. Bunche Academy from Oakland Technical High school because she needed a smaller school to succeed and loved that Bunche has a culinary program. Sa’Myah has three siblings and currently lives part-time with her mom, who works at the DMV, and part-time with her dad, who works as a mechanic. In addition to school and her internship with Sprouts as a summer camp counselor, Sa’Myah works at Drip Line in West Oakland.
Future Goals: Sa’Myah wants to take a gap year after high school to work and travel before starting Laney College’s culinary program. Her ultimate goal is to own her own small, inviting restaurant.
“Cooking is a great way to be creative. It’s a different way to express yourself and tell a story.”