Matthew Wertheim is a junior at Northwestern University, studying Manufacturing & Design Engineering. While his studies deal predominately with product design and development, his heart is in the kitchen. Matthew serves on the executive boards for both the campus Hillel and Challah for Hunger, an organization that bakes challah every week to raise money for food-insecure communities. From a young age, Matthew learned the communal power of food from his mammam, who would spend hours in the kitchen cooking for his whole family. Mammam was a firm believer that food brings people together–in times of happiness or strife, people will always gather when there is hot food on the table. Matthew is an avid chef and loves recreating recipes from his travels abroad and family classics.