SAIC alum Ana Fernandez (BFA 2000, MFA 2005) was recently included in a profile of Latino-run food trucks in USA Today. Owner of Institute of Chili and Chamoy City Limits, Fernandez says that the women of her family inspired her. "My grandmothers were both cooks. They used to make tamales to sell to friends and neighbors." She explains how she got into the food vendor business, and that "operating this truck is my cultural and culinary heritage. It's hard work, but it's worth it."