Graduating with a bachelor's degree in hospitality and tourism management, Ms. Downing is already putting her training into practice. For the past year, she has combined studies with a full-time job as a food and beverage manager at the country club, where she leads a staff of 35.
During her last year at San Francisco State, Ms. Downing served as event chair for Taste of the Bay, the annual food and wine fundraiser for the department of hospitality and tourism management. The event raised $145,000, providing funds for more than 15 student scholarships.
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