Road to Flavorchem
I am a 16-year-old incoming junior at Christ the King Jesuit College Prep. I recently completed my second school year working at Flavorchem as part of my high school’s Corporate Work Study Program. Each week, I receive various assignments from Flavorchem’s Marketing Team that range from industry research, graphic design, building a LinkedIn profile, and establishing best work practices. I most enjoyed the trend research projects and making the company Christmas cards during my freshman year.
At Flavorchem, I can pay more attention to what’s going into the products we consume more than what we think we are consuming. Three skills I learned that I plan to continue using are photo tagging, researching products & trends, and using Canva (a design tool).
During the School Year
A typical weekday for me during the school year consists of many things. I have yearbook, advisory, and student council meetings on Monday. In-person schooling takes place on Tuesday, Corporate Work Study and driver education on Wednesday, online classes on Thursday, and in-person school again on Friday. I can’t wait to be fully back in the building because my week will be a lot easier.
I would like to go to college for Art and Education because art is my passion, but I also really love teaching math. My top college choices are New York University, University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois, or University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
This summer, I plan on taking a trip to St. Louis to spend some time with my cousins. I also plan on applying for jobs so that I can get more art supplies. Some of my future goals include painting in Times Square, buying a house for my brother and I, and continuing to help others.
- Favorite Flavor: Cherry
- Favorite Subject: Math
- Five words to describe myself: artistic, ambitious, creative, generous, and kind
- Favorite television show: Grey’s Anatomy
- Favorite book: Wonder by R.J. Palacio and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone