Hello! My name is Jocelyn Flores.
I am from Lawrence, a city located in Essex Country Massachusetts known as the “Immigrant City”. As a former hub of textile manufacturing in the early 20th century the City of Lawrence quickly became a diverse community of immigrants from all around the world. I am of Puerto Rican decent – a proud Latina of my community. Growing up in Lawrence I took full advantage of the cities many after school programs. After completing high school at the Presentation of Mary Academy in Methuen, Massachusetts I chose to pursue an undergraduate course of study at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
As an undergraduate I juggled two jobs. I was a server and cook at a tea room and at night I bartended throughout the Boston Metro area at more than three night clubs. It was then that I realized my love for business, and baking. After many years of hard work in the service and entertainment industries I cultivated a number of truly inspirational mentorships with my employers as well as a number of other industry leaders, which motivated me to create my very own selection of gourmet desserts – which ultimately led to the establishment of Whats Poppin Suga.
My experience in the service and entertainment industries have allowed me to developed an incredible passion for what I enjoy doing the most: bartending and living in the kitchen! This combination has inspired me to create my very own collection of sweet treats for those sweet moments in your life.