Project Title: Culturally empathetic nutritional therapy for holistic healing
Project Description: My project considers food as a cultural, social, emotional, historical, medical, and political object, looking for spaces and mechanisms for nutritional therapy to provide a compliment to “mainstream” Western (biomedical) medicine. I pay specific attention to the significance of cultural food.
Most important accomplishment: Using my classroom-acquired Spanish and Mandarin to be a fully functional member of society while visiting in Spain and China.
Reflections on the College Scholar Program: To be in community with such radical and innovative thinkers impassions me to think out of the box. I feel empowered to ask the types of big questions that would irritate a traditionalist.