“Go confidently in the direction your dreams. Live the Life you have imagined.”

                                                                                                             -Henry David Thoreau

Lisa A. Guerra, a City Tech freshman, has been most inspired by this qoute. These two lines have strongly influenced her to take a confident decision towards her future; tourism and travel management will be the occupation she has imagined. Lisa’s decision has been impacted by her travels. She has visited numerous countries including Mexico, France, Ireland and England. These visits have also inclined her to take upon learning new languages. Besides English, Lisa speaks fluent Spanish and French. She can read some Serbian and is currently enrolled in Brazil Ahead: Portuguese Language School NYC. Lisa has high hopes in life. She would like an internship for the World Cup in Brazil 2014, where she will exhibit her talents she has gained from her life experiences and preparation from City Tech. For now, she will continue as a diligent student at City Tech, a linguistic leader in Brazil Ahead and as an Assistant Soccer Coach at St. John’s Preparatory School.

David Liu

My name is David Liu, I came to City Tech this year as a freshman and I am majoring in Hospitality Management focusing on culinary arts. My one goal is to become a head chef in the future by taking all the knowledge City Tech has to offer towards my major. Though this people would say this goal would change after a few years in school I believe it would not. I have already been working in a Chinese restaurant for more than a year now and it still excites me whenever dinner service starts.  The menus and the style compared to French and American restaurants may be different but I assured you it is just as hectic. I try to work harder than the people there since I am the inexperienced one and need to learn it fast plus I was even scared to  take a break and eat for the first few weeks so I just worked till they gave me food. My inspiration was my father who is head chef at the place I work and when I see the how effortless he makes cooking look I just want to do that too. Though seeing and doing are two different things my year of experience got me to the point where I can use a wok to cook and prep pretty much any ingredient. My main drive is to be the best there is so I can show that I am a better chef than my dad. Surely enough one day this will happen and my name will be up with those that have made history in the culinary field.

Amanda Torres

Who is Amanda?                                                                                                     Amanda is a young woman who is very determined.                                                 

Amanda is a person who asks questions when she is uncertain.                                      

Amanda is a Hospitality Management major.                                                          

Amanda is a person who knows that chocolate is her favorite ice cream flavor.       

Amanda is someone who gets lost in new places.                                                   

Amanda is someone who can never match names with faces.                                       

Amanda is a Christmas Eve baby.                                                                          

Amanda is someone who checks her planner daily.                                                    

Amanda is someone who never misses an episode of Glee.                                       

Amanda came to city tech so she can become the person she wants to be.

Nykkeicha Mcewan

I am Nykkeicha McEwan and I am originally from Jamaica. The hotel industry plays a huge role in the Jamaican economy, as result; I decided to get a degree in Hospitality Management. After moving to New York, I still wanted to continue in the Hospitality Industry. I then selected New York City College of Technology to make my dream a reality.

To achieve my dream, I know it will take hard work and dedication. I am more than willing to give a 110%. I can be described as friendly and approachable which in my estimation is an integral component in the Hospitality Industry. I also enjoy reading, especially about new places. I also love good food, so I try to find new restaurants that serve good food.

Jordan Chaux

Jordan recently graduated from St. Francis Preparatory High School. She now attends New York City College of Technology for her degree in Hospitality Management. Jordan believes that you should do what makes you happy and not what someone else wants. By doing that she is very enthused about her future career in hospitality management. On her down time she enjoys reading and swimming. When she was younger she enjoyed going on trips with her family, because she got to stay at hotels and that’s where her interest began in hospitality management.

Jose Banegas

My name is Jose Banegas and I’m from Brooklyn, New York, more specifically East New York. I am attending the New York City College of Technology and am pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. My dream job is to become a chef at a restaurant where I can meet various new people and enjoy new flavors of food. My strengths as a student are my understanding of content and ability to process new information, organization skills and highly adept math skills. My interests as a person include sports such as football, basketball and hockey, animals, cooking and music. In terms of career experience, I have worked for the PAL (Police Athletic League) as a clerical aide, for a yoga school as a blogger and for the MFA (Math For America) organization as a video recorder. My greatest accomplishment in life so far really is knowing that I had job opportunities and making the best of them all so I could earn money, experience and be able to support myself. One day, I will achieve my dream and be able to repay my mother for all she’s done with money, love, support and a nice home cooked meal whenever she wants.

Jiyoung (Kathy) Park

Jiyoung Park is from Seoul, South Korea. She came to America at the age of 4 and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. She adopted her English name, Kathy, from one of her after school tutors. Today, many of her friends and family members know her by Kathy. Kathy is very proactive in dance and has a passion for gaming, cooking, and shopping. Her childhood has been rocky due to her parent’s divorce; however, she developed an unique and close relationship with her mother. Kathy looks up to her mother and older sister as her role models. They have been a crucial part of her life, in which they have supported her goals and dreams. Kathy graduated from Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in 2012. She now attends City College of Technology, majoring in Hospitality Management, in hopes of becoming an event/wedding planner. She also wishes to open up a café in the city with her older sister.

Lulu Roberts

She is a NYCCT student. She will become one of the future leaders that would take control of our planet and strive to make it better. Although her greatest accomplishment in life so far is graduating high school and now being in college, she will become an Executive Chef in her future. She will aim for this position and nothing will hold her back. She already has achieved awards in the past for film work and other minor things, but she wants to be acknowledged as the girl that came from nothing and now has everything. She wants to give back to both of the communities she holds close to her heart and bring them out of the rubble. She cares about those who surround her and cares about making this world a happier and safer world.

 Who is this girl you ask? She is Luishka Roberts.

Evan Gutierrez

My name is Evan Antonio Gutierrez. I came to City Tech to pursue a career in the Culinary and Pastry arts. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and baking and one day I plan to own my own restaurant. I have been lucky enough to have the influence of my dad who has been a chef for more than 30 years, as well as my mom who has experience managing restaurants. I have the support of my family and my strong passion, which will help me get everything I can from these.

Kali Mai

  Kali Mai came to the New York City College of Technology to seek a Major in Hospitality Management. She will accomplish this because she finds joy in this major that has everything she loves about life in it. Her interest are in traveling, cooking, baking, eating, reading, seeing art, taking pictures, listening to music. She enjoys looking for new food to try, going to museums and parks. Being inspired to captivate every moment and to live life with no regret she hopes to one day be able to travel the world, eat and to experience the the best of life.