Meet Cecilia Del Cid: Landing in Pittsfield was an international coincidence

Cecilia Del Cid experienced Berkshire Community College as a version of the United Nations, not least because Pittsfield offered her a smorgasbord of international cooking.

Twenty years ago, a scholarship brought her from Guatemala to BCC’s Pittsfield campus. Her roommate here in Pittsfield was Bulgarian; classmates were from Finland, Germany and Japan.

“I had to get out of Latin America to get to know other people from Latin America, people from Colombia and Ecuador and other countries,” she says. “The first time I ate arepas was here in Pittsfield.”