Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Stephanie Foster: How did you create a comedy tour about mental health for college students? Featured

Our next guest is Stephanie Foster, a standup comic and a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. After losing her best friend to suicide, she created a comedy tour about mental health that stops at college campuses across the nation. They are sponsored by Maybelline New York and backed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  In episode 394 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Stephanie chose Texas Tech, what was special about the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha that made her want to join, how she got into standup comedy, why Stephanie decided to launch a comedy tour about mental health, how she was able to get Maybelline and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on board as sponsors with the comedy tour, how all the great comedians joined the tour, what college students should do if they see a sister or brother having difficulties with their mental health, what the response has been like from college students, and what the future looks like for the Without Rhyme Nor Reason Comedy tour. Enjoy! Link:

Elizabeth Pizzarello: How do you build confidence after losing your vision? Featured

Elizabeth Pizzarello was born a sighted child in the Bronx, New York. Her unexpected journey started two weeks before her college graduation when doctors told her that she was to be blind by age 40. It happened earlier; Elizabeth was blind by 38. Elizabeth wants share with our audience that even throughout one’s academic journey, dreams can be altered by unexpected circumstances. Bad things happen to good people. When doctors told her she was losing her vision and would go blind, it rocked her world. The good news is that the talents and skills one acquires can be used to overcome obstacles. They are never lost. You can change the outcome of your story. One just has to learn to pivot! In episode 393 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like for Elizabeth to grow up in the Bronx, why she chose Cedar Crest College, what was Elizabeth’s reaction when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and she knew should would lose her vision, what her reaction was 10 years later after a lens implant procedure to restore some of her vision, how she made the shift from blindness to a a high tech implant,....

Karen Laos: How should students navigate conflict in their sorority or fraternity? Featured

What Karen Laos has learned through her experience is that it really comes down to 3 things her mom taught her about how to treat people: “Be direct, honest and kind.” Karen teaches high achieving women in business to speak with confidence and clarity. She has 25+ years of experience specializing in communication for companies such as NASA, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Sephora, Fidelity, Bacardi, UnitedHealthcare, Sony, Uber and more. Karen is also a best-selling author twice: Trust Your Own Voice: Growing Your Influence Through Confident Communication and Invisible No More: Stepping Into the Spotlight. In episode 391 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Karen chose Lafayette College, why Karen’s mission is to eradicate self-doubt in 10 million women worldwide by 2030, why women give away their power and how do they get it back, what are some of the most common communication mistakes, how can college students become influential communicators, how can college students command a room, how college students can feel more comfortable talking about who they are and what they do, how students can navigate conflict in their sorority or fraternity, and the best way to negotiate with your boss for a raise. Enjoy!  Link:....

Louis Pelliccioni: What are the two most important traits for success in anything? Featured

Our next guest believes that success can be taught! Louis Pelliccioni, Jr. uses his 55 years of experience from his careers; sports coaching & finance to teach the skills, attitudes, attributes, all backed by research, in order to become successful. In episode 390 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what made Louis choose West Virginia University, what are the two most important traits for success in anything, what parents should be teaching their kids in college, what are the enemies of success, how we can better handle the stress in our lives, why public speaking skills are so important, how we can improve our Emotional Intelligence, and how college students can figure out what they should be doing in life. Enjoy! Link: