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Alumni interview with Marcella Cardoso Vieira Gomes

Marcella hasn't moved far since finishing her Apicius Career Hospitality Management certificate in 2015 - in fact, she takes the time to show us around AquaFlor, the artisanal perfumery where she now works, just a stone's throw away from the main FUA offices in the Santa Croce neighborhood. Check out the advice that Marcella shares with our current and future students!

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Alumni interview 
with Michelle Chiarappa

Back in Florence during a break from her experience teaching English in Turkey as Fulbright Scholar, FUA Alum Michelle Chiarappa tells current students to "take advantage of all that the school has to offer," from our clubs and Student Life activities, to our volunteer opportunities and travelling throughout Italy with our EFT department! Check out what she's been up to!

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Alumni interview
with Eddie Meyer 

As a wine expert, Eddie, who is currently working for Brookhaven Wines in Atlanta, Georgia, shared the following words of wisdom with us: "Wine is captivating, it is special, it is an expression of a moment and a place in time, but at the end of the day it is crushed fruit in a bottle: a mere snapshot in time between grape juice and vinegar." 

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Alumni interview
with Grant Isaacson 

Grant, a Spring 2013 Hospitality Career Alum who also participated in the Apicius & Capannelle Sustainable Chianti Project has since returned to Tuscany! Through a fortuitous chain of events Grant was able to secure employment with Living the Dream Bed and Breakfast and is now responsible for creating custom programs that offer both cultural experiences and weekend getaways! 

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Alumni interview
with Molly Liss 

FUA Summer 2014 Alum Molly Liss has returned to Italy this year as a representative for the Milano Expo! While passing through Florence she took a moment to visit our current group of Mizzou students at their apartments. The following is footage of the delicious lunch they prepared for Molly and her colleagues and, of course, Molly's insights from the 2015 Expo!

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Alumni interview
with Ronald Grant

Fall 2014 Culinary Arts graduate Ronald Grant has big plans for his future. He is moving back to the States and will be opening his own restaurant! Join him as he takes a look back at his two years at Ganzo and Apicius.

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Alumni interview
with Victoria Haleba

Since completing the two-year Photography career program, Alumna Victoria Haleba has relocated to Canada and is working on independent photography projects. In this video she shares a technique used while preparing for her final exhibition as a student. Join her in FUA's darkroom as she discusses how she discovered FUA! For more on Victoria visit her page.

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Alumni interview with Courtney Hamlin

Courtney Hamlin, a TuttoToscana and FUA alum, took Baking and Pastry courses during the 2011-2012 academic year. She has now gone on to start her own successful business, Flavor Pursuit BakeShop, where she designs beautiful and creative cakes, cookies, and more. Join Courtney as she prepares a special FUA Honey Citrus Cupcake to celebrate her return to Fedora!

 

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Alumni interview with Anna Lieberman

Alumna Anna Lieberman spent one short, yet intensely enriching semester at FUA as our Stony Brook University Student Representative and Scholarship Recipient. In this interview she tells us about her time spent at the Student Life and Development department, as well as all of the opportunities she took part in to increase her contact with the Florentine community and culture!


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Alumni interview with Lauren Fromin

Publishing career program Alumna Lauren Fromin speaks to us about her year-long experience at FUA. Watch as she shares her insight on the experience, the Flair book, and of course her involvement in Blending Magazine!

 

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Alumni interview
with Yuchi Chen

Yuchi Chen, Spring 2014 Visual Communications career program graduate, talks to us about how she discovered FUA and shows us the video she worked on in her one-on-one course. Let's take a look!

 

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Alumni interview
with Rita Ruiz

Rita Ruiz, Spring 2014 Baking & Pastry career program graduate, spent some time with us at Fedora on a lovely Wednesday morning in March. As the owner of the successful catering company Cocina & Cia, Rita had decided to attend FUA in order to strengthen her skills. The following is what she had to say about her experience at FUA.

 

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Alumni interview with Alessandro Schneider

Our former career student Alessandro Schneider from Germany got his second certificate in Photography by finishing the second year in the Prohotography Program at DIVA in May, 2012. Since he is still enjoying the Renaisssance feeling of Florence, we asked him to tell us something about his experience at FUA.

 

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Alumni Interview with Jonathan Merrill

 

Nine years ago former student Jonathan Merrill completed a study abroad session at Apicius. Since then he has been traveling the world to gain culinary experience and has decided to return to his roots at FUA. We caught up with Jonathan on his very first day in the Ganzo Kitchen. 

 

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Alumni Interview with
Mei-chun Hsieh

Our former career student Mei-chun Hsieh from Taiwan who attended the 'Baking and Pastry Program' at APICIUS in 2010, has returned to Florence to deepen her professional career and to relive all the unforgettable moments she spent with us. We asked her to discuss her experience at APICIUS and her current amazing job thanks to which her passion has become her job.

 

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