Generously Sponsored By: Oakland Unified School District and Miranda Lux Foundation
Age, at time of internship: 17
CIT Intern: 2018
Restaurant Host: Comal
Wraparound Program: Sojourner Truth Independent Study
Susan’s Story: Susan battled multiple health problems, including high cholesterol, as a result of being overweight at a very young age. After battling years of health problems and weight issues, Susan decided to take her health into her own hands. She decided to focus on her eating, and threw herself into cooking as a way to heal herself. She soon realized that cooking was her passion, and she started to prepare meals for her 6 younger siblings. She wishes her family had more experience with cooking and access to healthy ingredients.
Future Goals: Susan believes being able to cook healthy meals is a skill everyone should have. She knows she wants to work in a profession where she can help others achieve a healthy lifestyle.
“Creating new, healthy recipes is something I really enjoy doing.”