Welcome to Square Root of Pie!

I’m Alyssa, a 21-year-old aspiring foodie from Los Angeles. I’m a senior studying computer science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Summer 2011 I was a software engineering intern for Google in Mountain View, California. Fall semester of that year I studied abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and used this blog to document my travels and experiences with local food. Summer 2012 I interned for Google in New York City, and plan to return following my graduation.

I have been a vegetarian since I was eleven years old, though I went back to eating meat during my stay in Asia. An avid baker, my favorite things to make are cupcakes, cookies, and ice cream, although I’m trying to expand to real food for the sake of my blog (and my eating habits).

I completed a Project 366 for 2012. You can check it out here.