Bryanna Cooper/Ms. Cooper discovered the wine and spirits industry in 2016 during her senior year at Florida International University as a Hospitality and Tourism Management student. Since then, she’s pursued her passion through various wine bars and restaurants throughout the FL and DC Metropolitan Area. Committed to learning and growing in the industry, Ms. Cooper has completed and passed the first level of the Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Course, and is currently studying for the CMS Certified Sommelier Exam. The Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship Award sponsored by E & J Gallo and Women of Vine, represents the opportunity to continue to grow and build a woman of color within an industry ripe for talent, and she plans to do just that! Thank you to E & J Gallo & The Women of Vine. Onward & Upward!
“I am so grateful to E & J Gallo and the Women of the Vine and Spirits Foundation for receiving the Fuel Your Dreams Scholarship. Both represent a commitment to fostering the growth of budding wine industry professionals, and I couldn’t be more proud to align myself with these incredible organizations. Thank you!!!”