Fraternity Foodie

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

Monica Irauzqui: Which countries should college students on a budget travel to this summer?

Our guest today, Monica Irauzqui, is a travel expert for Yampu Tours. Yampu Tours applies its unrivaled expertise (21 years and counting) to plan journeys of a lifetime to Mexico, Central, South America, South East Asia, Africa, and India. Their talented staff and expert guides create and lead guided tours that shepherd travelers to the region’s well-known attractions and hidden treasures on exciting customized programs. We find out why IU Bloomington was the right choice for Monica’s college experience, why she decided to start a travel company, how they were able to work through COVID-19 as a company, which countries Americans can travel to today, why we should use a tour company when traveling internationally, how the experiences she offers give guests a unique perspective on history, people or culture of the regions where you travel, the best trips for college students on a budget, how you can do community service while you travel, how we should be researching travel destinations, what to consider when planning a safari, and the best foodie experiences all over the world. Video link:

Dr. Kristen Nielsen Donnelly: How can we build empathy on college campuses?

Today we have with us Dr. Kristen Nielsen Donnelly. Abbey Research was founded by Dr. Kristen Nielsen Donnelly in 2015. Kristen is a social science researcher with over two decades of experience, Dr. Donnelly is also a trained social worker with experience working in non-profits and faith communities. After completing her PhD, Dr. Donnelly realized her passion for serving organizations and her skills as a researcher, and Abbey Research was born. In episode #157 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what made Baylor the right choice for Kristen, more about Abbey Research (what she does and who are her typical clients), more details on her TEDx talk (how tolerance flattens diversity), what is emotional intelligence and why does it matter, what being a 2nd generation family business owner taught her about empathy, how we can build empathy on college campuses, what books are mandatory reading for empathy building, why people are so exhausted right now, and her favorite restaurants in Philly! Enjoy. Link:

Zach Schleien: Why is swiping on dating apps bad for your mental health?

Today we have with us Zach Schleien, Co-founder of Filter Off. Zach has a passion for helping others achieve their goals in the personal branding and mental health space. His journey has been one of successes and failures. He has learned from working on his own side projects as well as working in a corporate setting, now at Johnson & Johnson. This unique mix of experience has given Zach the confidence to help others who are just starting out or looking to bring their business to the next level. In episode #156 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Zach chose Syracuse University, what made Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity at Syracuse special, what he learned as Founder of Top Romp in 2014 and then later selling the company in 2018, what made him want to build 18percent (a free mental health online community), how COVID-19 impacted online dating, what makes Filter Off different from all the other online dating apps, what is the future of online dating, why swiping on dating apps is bad for your mental health, the challenges in building a startup, and how to balance life through all of it. Enjoy! Link:

Lauren Beane: Why should we embrace the process of failure?

After you listen to this podcast episode today, you will learn how to push past your fear of failure. We’ll talk about ways to unlock the potential of other fraternity and sorority members in your chapter and on your campus, as well as ways to engage on social media. To tell us all about it is Lauren Beane. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband and a (very) spoiled Boston Terrier. She is now on a mission to share what she has learned, failures and all, to inspire others to overcome their fear of failure in pursuit of the goals and life they dream of. In episode # 155, we find out what made NC State the right place for Lauren, what was special about Kappa Delta at NC State, how she was able to increase impressions so significantly on social media for Cisco during an internship, how that internship led to a full time position with Cisco, why we should we embrace the process of failure, how fraternity and sorority members can unlock the potential of the other members around them, what chapters should post and who they should they engage with on social media to grow their....