Dylan’s love for food was evident from a very young age. He always felt an enormous amount of pride and accomplishment when he could feed his huge family (even if he got some parental support in the early years). This passion led him to getting his first job in a grocery store, and then cooking in restaurants throughout high school. Upon graduating from high school, he decided to go to Northeastern University in Boston to study Bioengineering in their Honors Program. He was always interested in biology and engineering and thought he could study food through both of these lenses. When he realized he couldn't fully pursue his passion for food this way, he dropped out and got a job shucking shellfish and making crudo plates at the newly opened Il Pesce in Eataly Boston. After a few months of searching, he decided to continue his education at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, where he got both hands-on culinary training as well as a Bachelor's degree in Applied Food Studies concentrating in Farm to Table. While at the CIA, Dylan served as the President of the Student Government for four terms and chaired the Student Sustainability Committee. Through these positions, Dylan was instrumental in the planning and execution of the campus’ first community garden, worked to refine the campus’ waste stream, and helped develop the concept of an Edible Campus for CIA Hyde Park. For his externship, he spent 4 months at Apricot Lane Farms in Southern California, where he learned and experienced the realities (both good and bad) of our food systems and agricultural production. Dylan currently lives in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida, where he guides the execution of People4Tomorrow’s mission.