Paula Szymanowicz

Paula Szymanowicz

  • Hometown: Stamford, CT
  • Major: Food Science
  • Minor(s): Agribusiness Management
  • Class of: 2025

Question #1: What inspired you to pursue the major you are in?

An Epicurious “Four Levels” YouTube video. In this video, the last level is a food scientist from Drexel who talks about the of chemistry and microbiology that goes along in the food when it is being made. It made me realize that I can do something really cool with a field that is so unique and targeted in industry today.

Question #2: What has been the best part of your time in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences?

All the networking opportunities that I am exposed to! Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Food Science more specifically are recognized worldwide. I have received multiple career opportunities because I am a part of Penn State!

Question #3: What do you wish you would have known as a new student at Penn State?

I wish I knew to pace myself in my extracurricular activities. Penn State has a lot of opportunities that are amazing, but they will be there for all four years of your college career. Going to a club meeting to see if it is the right one is not a binding agreement; you can pick and choose which ones you truly like.