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Zoe Atkins

Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell University

Zoe Sullivan Atkins earned her BS in Food Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison while working as a research assistant in Professor Rich Hartel’s ice cream and candy lab. She joined the Ozturk lab in January 2023 as an undergraduate research assistant. She was Vice President of the UW-Madison Food Science Club and Food Science Ambassador, helping other students find and learn about the outstanding program at the UW. In the fall of 2023, Zoe began

Makala Bach

Outreach Associate at the University of Illinois Extension

Makala provides technical assistance for grants that improve the food system. After graduating from UW-Madison, she completed a two-year technical leadership development program at Mars Wrigley and discovered her passion for food justice during an AmeriCorps service year on the Nutrition Team at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Outside of work, she served as a Summit Leader for the Chicago Food Policy Action Council's 17th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit and as a Slow Food Youth Network USA board member. Makala loves all things food. She believes in the necessity of weaving together people from all parts of the food system and the power of food to nourish our bodies, minds, planet, and future.

Lauren Brey

Managing Director of Farmers for Sustainable Food

Food Science BS '13

Morgan Buser

Quality Systems Supervisor at Lindt Chocolate

Food Science BS '17

Ellen Morgan

Research and Development Director at Kerry, a Taste & Nutrition Company

Food Science BS '95 & MS '97

Ben Sieger

Product Developer at Nature's Fynd, a food tech company that develops vegan meats and dairy alternatives

Food Science BS '17

Abbey Thiel

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Food Quality and Design Group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands

Food Science '14 & PhD '20