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Biography

Education:

2003  Certificate in University Teaching , Department of Teaching Resources and Continuing Education, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

1998-2001  Doctorate of Philosophy in Food Science/Environmental Toxicology Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University , East Lansing , MI .

1995-1997  Master of Science in Food Science, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.

1991-1995  Bachelor of Human Ecology in Foods and Nutrition, Department of Human Ecology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.

Professional Experience:

2018-now   Affiliate Professor, Washington State University, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Spokane, WA.

2016- now   Professor, Washington State University, School of Food Science, Pullman, WA.

2017  Visiting Researcher. University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences, International Centre for Brewing, United Kingdom.

2010 – 2016  Associate Professor, Washington State University, School of Food Science, Pullman, WA.

2011  Visiting Researcher, Lincoln University, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, New Zealand

2004-2010  Assistant Professor, Washington State University , Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Pullman , WA .

2004  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University , St. Catharines , ON .

2003  Director of Research, DeltaNu, Laramie , WY .

2003  Post-Doctoral Fellow and Laboratory Manager of InFARel (Industrially Focused Analytical Research Laboratory), Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo , Waterloo , ON .

2002-2003  Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology Research Institute, Food Processing Technology Division, Atlanta, GA.

Awards:

2019  Institute of Food Technologists Tanner Award for most highly-cited paper, Journal of Food Science: Sensory and Food Quality section.

2018  Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction (Finalist). Washington State University.

2016  Institute of Food Technologists, Sensory and Consumer Sciences Division, Outstanding Service Award.

2015  Institute of Food Technologists Division Leader Travel Award

2015  Interdisciplinary Team Award, Quinoa Research and Extension team, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Science, Washington State University.

2014  Early Career Excellence Award, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Science, Washington State University.

2013  Finalist, Early Career Excellence Award, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Science, Washington State University.

2012  Finalist, Early Career Excellence Award, College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resource Science, Washington State University.

2007  Certificate of Honor, Outstanding Mentor, Women & Leadership Alliance Forum, Washington State University.

2006  Certificate of Honor, Outstanding Mentor, Women & Leadership Alliance       Forum, Washington State University.

2001  Michigan State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Graduate Student Teaching Award.

2001  Graduate Student Achievement Award, Great Lakes IFT.