Prof. Karen Goodlad
New York City College of Technology, CUNY
Dept. of Hospitality Management
Laurie Battaglia, 18 years old, was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. She was born into a very Italian family. Laurie has two older sisters who are very important to her. She is a recent graduate of the High School, Telecommunications Arts and Technology. Laurie did her absolute best during her four years of high school. She finally graduated in June 2011. She currently attends New York City College of Technology majoring in the hospitality management program. Laurie is always watching her sister bake cake and cupcakes and hopes one day she can be just as great as her. She first found out about this great program in City Tech from her sister who is also majoring in Hospitality Management. On Laurie’s time off she likes to go to different places with friends, bake, play soccer and help others when they need the help. Laurie is striving to reach her goal of opening her own bakery with her sister as the baker and her as the owner and manager. She also has another dream after she opens her own business, she would like to go back to school to get her degree to be a therapist. Laurie always thinks positive and strives to do her best with anything she decides to do in life.