Shani Austin

Sr. Foodservice Manager, Hopkins Café

Shani has been a member of the Hopkins Dining team since September 2023 where she manages and oversees the operations at the Hopkins Café, one of our largest residential dining locations on the Homewood campus. Her role ensures that we have staff here to serve our guests a vast variety of food to enjoy. Shani also ensures that our team consists of amazing and knowledgeable managers to oversee our daily operations. Shani is a Baltimore International College (B.I.C) graduate with a degree in Professional Cooking and Baking.

Her favorite part about Hopkins Dining is having the opportunity to meet students from diverse backgrounds and learn more about their cultures and experiences. Shani’s favorite menu item/station is the Hopkins Café’s deli station because there are endless sandwich possibilities! When she is not working on campus, you can find her listening to various podcasts, enjoying festivals, swimming, traveling, cooking and spending time with her daughter.