Meet the Executive Board
Academic Year 2020-2021
David Mohebpour is originally from Orlando, Florida. He is a graduate student majoring in Food Science and is currently working in the USDA peanut lab under Dr. Lisa Dean. His favorite food is ramen and in his spare time, David enjoys spending time outdoors and playing the guitar.
Hannah Klemmer is a senior majoring in food science from Cary, NC. Her passion for food science stems from her enjoyment of the sciences as well as her allergies to dairy and eggs. This year Hannah is serving as the Food Science Club secretary and public service committee chair. Outside of her involvement with the club, she is also a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Coach.
Ethan Meirow is a senior majoring in Food Science with a minor in Microbiology. He transferred to NC State after completing his A.S. at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Ethan's love of food science stems from his severe food allergies, which sparked his curiosity in the kitchen, and later, the lab. Within the club, he is active in product development, helping to bring several products to market this year. He also serves as the chair for the Outreach and Publicity Committees.
Seoyoung “Sarah” Yang was born and raised in South Korea. Sarah loves studying food science because it is so fascinating to see how the knowledge could be easily applied to food products that we interact with on a daily basis. Sarah also loves how numerous companies of the food and beverage industry are progressively promoting a vision of sustainable development, although she believes that we still have a long way to go. As a junior majoring in Food Science and Bioprocessing Science with a minor in Nutrition, Sarah has worked as a Biological Science Aide at the USDA-ARS Food Science Research Unit under Dr. Fred Breidt. Her favorite hobby is drawing, so feel free to ask her for a simple portrait!
Agricultural Life Council Representatives
I am doing my second masters here at NC State. I am part of the USDA Pickle lab where I am focusing my research efforts towards employing microwave and high-pressure processing for the manufacture of pickled vegetables. Prior to this, I have worked with the industry for 3 years in an R&D/Product Development role. Right from ideation of a new concept, formulation, process development and standardization, to studying shelf life and commercialization, I have as many as 15 products in Indian and overseas markets to my credit. As the Agri-life representative of Food Science Club this year, I plan to bring forth as many opportunities for all of us to be one with nature! I am an approachable person who enjoys interacting with people. Hit me up to join you for food or basketball!
Senior Faculty Advisor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Luck is a lecturer in food science who teaches Introduction to Food Science and The Science of Food Preparation. Her research background focused on protein functionality in dairy systems, food texture, and oral processing. She enjoys working with students to foster curiosity and life-long learning.
Dr. Fernanda Santos
Junior Faculty Advisor |
Dr. Santos is a faculty in food science who teaches Pre- and Post-Harvest Food Safety, Food Packaging, and Food Product Development, in addition to the Senior Design Course for senior students in the Food and Bioprocessing Sciences programs. Her research background focuses on foodborne disease, food safety and microbiology. She enjoys nature as much as helping students to be successful in their endeavours.