August Young Professional Spotlight

Meet Robyn Selders

Occupation: Baker/Owner

Organization: Cupcake Junkie

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Tell us a little about your Baton Rouge Story. What brought you to Baton Rouge?

I was born and raised in Baton Rouge. This is home for me.   

Tell us more about how you’re involved in Baton Rouge.

I’m a small business owner in the city. I’ve opened a full-service bakery specializing in quality, scratch-made baked goods. I’m a member of Rose Hill Church, where I serve on the Finance Committee. 

What is your favorite thing about Baton Rouge?

I love that Baton Rouge is large enough to explore one’s dreams, while being small enough to have the opportunity for those dreams to take root in the community and have the potential to leave a legacy. 

What is your dream for Baton Rouge?

My dream for Baton Rouge is to become what it wants to become, while still being a place where individuals matter. 

How are young professionals like yourself shaping Baton Rouge?

I’ve had the opportunity to speak with people of all ages who say that what I’ve managed to do with my business is an inspiration to them. That is humbling to me, because all I’m doing is using the gift that God has given me to His glory, and to feed His people the most delicious treats I can imagine. I think that when others see real people that they know accomplishing goals and living their dream, it makes it real for them to know that they can do the same.  It pushes them to keep going.  I love that!  We all should be following our dreams.   

What would you say to someone considering a move to Baton Rouge?

Nestle into the community. Get involved. Find a church home. Try the local cuisine and restaurants. Attend a festival. Breathe and live the Baton Rouge scene! 

What is your Baton Rouge favorite?

  • Place to capture the perfect Instagram pic: Cupcake Junkie 
  • Place to people watch: White Light Night 
  • Place to network: LSU Supplier Diversity Conference 
  • Way to give back: Sharing my testimony, my experience, and what I’ve learned 
  • Event: Concerts…particularly, Anthony Hamilton! 

With significant job growth, a bustling arts scene, delectable cuisine, abundant outdoor activities and more, the Capital Region attracts talent of all ages, including young professionals. Whether straight out of college or looking to establish their own business, more and more young professionals are choosing to lay their roots in Baton Rouge.

Each month, BRAC highlights one of these young Baton Rouge Area movers and shakers in the Young Professional Spotlight.

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