Caroline Erb-Medina is a returning ITF at Queens College and doctoral candidate in Sociology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is a native New Yorker and proud graduate of NYC public schools, having attained her B.A. from Hunter College and M. Phil at the CUNY Graduate Center. Caroline’s teaching experience includes working for the Sociology departments at Hunter, Queens, Queensborough Community College, and the CUNY School of Professional Studies’ online program. She has also been selected as a CUNY Writing Fellow at Hunter College and a Queensborough Pedagogical Practicum fellow. Her dissertation project, The Meaning and Place of Sugar in Social Life, is a study of how sweet foods are used to make and convey meaning in social interactions.