Take a look at our Student Leaders and their impressive accomplishments!

Omar Diaz

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating March 2020

From a young age, Omar Diaz was taught that food is law. With that philosophy, his mother and grandmother taught him and fueled his passion for cooking, although it wasn’t...

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Katie Smith

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating March 2020

Katie Smith is currently a student in the B.S. in Pastry Arts program at Walnut Hill College. A graduate of CAPA High School in Philadelphia, Katie's love of art led...

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Gabriella Westraadt

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating March 2020

Growing up in South Africa, Gabriella Westraadt lived in a household with her mother and grandmother, who represent two generations of accomplished home cooks, and her father, who is a trained...

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Rachel Bland

B.S. in Culinary Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Rachel Bland is a Student Leader at Walnut Hill College, studying Culinary Arts. She has always loved being in the kitchen and making food for her family, even when she...

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Carli Caroselli

B.S. in Culinary Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Carli Caroselli's love of food started at a very young age. As a child, she followed her grandmother around while she prepared Sunday dinners. Carli's Italian background is extremely important...

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Morgan Getler

B.S. in Restaurant Management Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Morgan Getler worked exclusively in restaurants for seven years before deciding to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. After she enrolled at Walnut Hill College, her eyes opened and...

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Victoria Green

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Victoria Green is a Pastry Arts student at Walnut Hill College and is currently enrolled in the bachelor program. She loves being a help to the College in many different ways, from...

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Caitlin Hedrich

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Caitlin Hedrich is currently enrolled in the B.S. in Pastry Arts program at Walnut Hill College. From helping her mother and grandmother in the kitchen, she has always loved cooking...

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Kierstin Jester

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Kierstin Jester is currently a B.S. in Pastry Arts student at Walnut Hill College. She enjoys helping out with Community Education classes whenever she has a day off. She also...

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Stephanie Sinclair

B.S. in Restaurant Management Candidate, Graduating July 2019

From a young age, Stephanie Sinclair started to develop a passion for food as she spent many days assisting her mom in the kitchen, going over to her grandmother’s house...

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Mercy Tolbert

B.S. in Pastry Arts Candidate, Graduating July 2019

Mercy Tolbert realized she had a passion for baking when she was about 15 years old and later decided to pursue an education at Walnut Hill College. Her passion for...

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Patrick Gendaszek

B.S. in Restaurant Management Candidate, Graduating March 2019

Patrick Gendaszek graduated from Arch Bishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After working in a few different areas, he was drawn to the hospitality industry, and after a few...

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