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Skills I’ve developed in the lab, such as technical writing, data analysis, and a better understanding of industry standards, helped me secure internships in industry, and I'm confident these skills will continue to aid me in securing future opportunities.

Biosystems Engineering

Research Topic: Quantifying the Survival of Salmonella During the Long-Term Storage of Multiple Sugar Products Graduation Year: 2023

Research Experience


  • Salmonella survival in chocolate-covered dried fruits and nuts


  • Salmonella survival during the long-term storage of multiple sugar products
  • Salmonella survival in kitchen-scale thermal treatments of flour products


  • Treating and plating food products on microbial media
  • Writing code to analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Conducting literature reviews and writing scientific papers

Campus Involvement

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Representative, Biosystems Engineering Club, 2021
  • Member, H-STAR (Honors College Students Actively Recruiting), 2019-present
  • Member, Food Science Club, 2019-present

Post-Graduation Plans

Research focused career