- Research Program Mentor
PhD at Cornell University
Food microbiology, consumer packaged goods industry, brand management, brand marketing
BioMy background is heavily in Food Science and I have a lot of experience in both the product development, food safety/quality realm and brand management. I have worked for many consumer packaged goods companies. I am currently in brand management at a major food company. I am able to use my technical background in business decisions! On the weekends, you can usually find me filming and editing videos or out biking.
Using technology to address food waste
Every year, more than a billion tons of food is wasted worldwide. This represents about 30% of the total production and presents a great economic loss for the society as well as a negative environmental externality. This wastage occurs in all countries (developed as well as developing), in all food products (e.g. cereals, meat, fish and seafood, milk, eggs, oilseeds and pulses), and at all stages of the supply chain (production, transportation, processing, and retail). Students can learn about food waste and how we can use technology to solve the issue! You can better understand the structure of the food supply chain, identifying potential location and processes, which are susceptible to contamination, developing tools to reduce the risk of pathogen or microbial intrusion, and building systems to quickly and accurately identify and destroy contaminated or spoiled food.
Food industry case study
Review the consumer packaged goods and/or health and wellness industries and conduct a SWOT analysis on the future of sustainable food, on a national and/or global scale.