Christina Dietz is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a BA in psychology and a BFA in Sculpture. Growing up in Central Pennsylvania has helped to cultivate her interest in where things come from and how they are made. She explores the glut and mechanized world of post-industrialized processed food as well as the intimate act of home cooking. Her work examines boundaries, sincerity, self worth and societal roles through the lense of both traditional and contemporary methods of food production. Dietz received the 2016 Apes Valentes Undergraduate Research Award through the Penn State Department of Entomology and became a Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design Windgate Fellow in 2017.