School of Food Science Tutoring

The Food Science program has tutoring for undergraduate students AND graduate students. Our tutors can help in any topic, and if they don’t specialize in it, they will connect you with resources to help you be successful.

Ahhria Kirkendall.

Ahhira Kirkendall

Hi! I’m a PhD student in the Nutrition & Gut Microbiome Lab under Dr. Franck Carbonero. I have served nearly a decade in the food industry, working in QA/QC, Food Safety & Regulatory, and Sanitation around the US and Canada.

Previous Educational Experience:

MPS in Homeland Security: Agricultural

Biosecurity & Food Defense, Penn State University.

BS in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Chemistry, Washington State University.


Monday: 10:30-12:00
Tuesday: 9:30-10:30
Wednesday: 9:00-11:00
Thursday: As needed.
Friday: 8:00-9:00

I’m hosting tutoring in the Small Conference Room 106G. I am also open on an as needed basis if my hours don’t work for anyone. Just coordinate with me!

Contact me!

Phone: 503-459-1440

Tutoring Subjects


  • Food Safety & Quality
  • Food Manufacturing
  • PCQI
  • SQF
  • Food Security and Defense
  • Organics (Auditing)


  • Statistics
  • Dairy Processing
  • Host Microbiome
  • Food Chemistry

Part of my bachelor’s would need refreshing

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
Bhim Thapa.

Bhim Tapa

Greetings! I am Bhim Bahadur Thapa. I was born and raised in Nepal. I completed my undergraduate at Washington State University. After graduating with a BS in Microbiology, undergoing 2.5 years of work experience in food science, and more than 2 years of laboratory work experience in microbiology, I decided to go back to the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB) again for an advanced degree. My master’s degree was in Molecular Biosciences from WSU. I am now pursuing my Ph.D. in Microbiology with a primary focus on microbiological food safety.

I feel that a career dedicated to microbiological food safety will be both worthwhile and personally rewarding. Aside from working in the lab, I enjoy playing musical instruments, spending time with my family, exploring the outdoors, and gardening.

Previous Educational Experience

B.S. in Microbiology, Washington State University.

Master’s in molecular Biosciences, Washington State University.


Monday: 9:00-10:00
Thursday: 9:30-11:30
Friday: 9:30-11:30

I’m hosting tutoring in the Small Conference Room 106G.

Tutoring Subjects


  • General Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


  • Biochemistry