While studying at Howard University in Washington D.C., Ama began working at Phillips Foods restaurant. She wore many hats during her tenure there, working in sales, on the restaurant floor, interacting with customers and in management, acquiring the many skills that those positions demand.
Upon her relocation to NYC, she entered the job recruiting field before she found her calling in higher education. With a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a diverse professional background, Ama is well versed in the interpersonal skills associated with encountering and working with new people.
Says Ama: "I love what The Institute of Culinary Education is doing for the industry and its students by inspiring them to be great in the culinary world and giving them the skills they need to achieve that. I love what I do. It's very rewarding to help guide people in accomplishing their goals and planning their careers.”