Hey, guys! My name is Michiru (Michi) Carroll. This is my second time writing for Corner Post, and I’m very excited to write new stories. I am now a sophomore at the University of Missouri, and I major in science and agricultural journalism. I grew up in the Chicagoland area, so I don’t have much experience with agriculture. However, I always knew, even as a child, that I wanted to travel. I’ve thought through many career paths. You name it, I’ve considered it.
I ultimately decided to go into food and wine writing because for one, I love everything about food. From how it is produced, to how it is cooked, to whatever else it goes through to end up on our plates and in our stomachs. Another reason is because my mother inspired me to do so. She mostly lived off the food her family grew in their backyard on the island of Okinawa, and has always enjoyed sharing her knowledge of agriculture with me. It has always captivated me, and going into this program of study could also serve as the gateway to me being able to travel as a part of my career.
Through science and agricultural journalism, I also hope to study the issue of food insecurity, starting here in America. Much of the food here at the university that is provided for students gets wasted every day, and yet, there are still people who do not get to eat. I hope to make a meaningful contribution in the fight against hunger. Through this program, I will be able to learn what I need to know in order to reach my goals. So, are you with me?