Hi my name is Cascade! I am a rising junior at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington studying History with a potential minor in Film and Media Studies. Eventually, I would like to be a high school history teacher and give future students the engaging educational experience that my teachers graciously gave me. That being said, graduation still feels like a long way off, so I am open to wherever life takes me in the next two years.
After many hours of internet searching, I finally found Green Plate Special and knew right away that it was a perfect fit. This internship combines some of my favorite activities: eating, cooking, being outside, teaching, and learning. I thoroughly enjoy good food and believe it should be regarded not as a privilege, but as a right. I am so excited to help empower GPS youth toward healthier and tastier eating habits while simultaneously learning from the youth and my co-workers.
I have always loved cooking, finding it to be a creative and meditative process. In fact, sometimes I will cook extra dishes even when I am full just to be in the kitchen longer. Thanks to my grandma, my sole magazine subscription is Bon Appetite whose recipes and articles I devour as soon as it arrives on my doorstep.
While my eating habits have slightly declined since coming to college (macaroni has become a consistent, late-night study buddy), I continue to value healthy cooking. I love to make pesto and roasted tomato spread with my mom in the fall and also enjoy baking, considering myself a lover of chocolate, i.e., a choco-holic.
Favorite veggie: Walla Walla sweet onions!
Favorite fruit: an endless supply of fresh raspberries
Favorite thing to cook: creative paninis
Family cooking tradition: my mother makes a huckleberry pie every Valentine’s Day morning