Soboba tribal member graduates top of her class

Her passion guided her through culinary arts program Photos courtesy of Nanisha RamosGraduate Nanisha Ramos is congratulated by Chef David Avalos for being Riverside City College Culinary Academy’s class valedictorian on April 12. ■ By Mike Hiles / ContrIbuted Nanisha Ramos fell in love with cooking and food at a young age and was only 14 when she knew she would pursue the culinary arts as a career path. “I loved to watch my mom Anna Russell cook and she always allowed me to help whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner,” said Ramos, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. “She taught me everything I knew about cooking.

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