Esmeralda Jones is a full-time student in her senior year at the New York City College of Technology, where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Technology degree in Hospitality Management. Prior to attending college, Esmeralda held various roles within the restaurant, finance, and fashion industries. She aspires to combine the knowledge and skills she has acquired during her education with the business and design acumen she gained while in the corporate world to start her own unique, stylish bakery enterprise. The Food and Beverage Scholarship Foundation would allow her to pursue her goal, free of the financial encumbrances associated with the pursuit of a college degree. In her spare time, Esmeralda composes music, sings in a gospel choir and plays guitar.