Hey there! I'm Nicole, a college student subject to foodgasms and existential crises on the daily and the "brains" (if I may be so bold) behind the blog, The Collegiate Gastronomer. As I am currently in the throes of university living, I have a wide variety of interests - academic and otherwise - that have not yet been placed in a definitive hierarchy. Food, however, is a passion that I have put in a class all its own and that I will continue to explore no matter where life takes me. My page is dedicated to this passion. Documenting my foodie thoughts as well as my gastronomic adventures, whether they are homemade, dorm-made, or restaurant-made, The Collegiate Gastronomer page exhibits an exciting journey similar to the one upon which I have embarked in the university setting. Like my college experience, the path I have taken as a foodie is a little bit random, experimental, even temperamental, while also being wholly enriching and rewarding. However, as they are edifying in the edible (rather than academic) sense, my feats in the gastronomic collegiate realm are, in fact, far more delicious than those in the pure collegiate realm. That's a promise.