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Kaitlyn Davey inducted into the ODK National Leadership Honor Society Fall of 2019

The unique mission of O∆K is to recognize and encourage collaboration among collegiate leaders. The Society seeks to identify, celebrate, and engage collegiate and community leaders from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations. Members enjoy scholarship opportunities, leadership development programs, and access to a national network. Learn more about O∆K here.




Kaitlyn Davey

Associate Scientist, Materials & Process Technology 
McCormick and Co. 
UMD Food Science 2020

Our Alumni

Name Current Position Company
Huiqi Zhuang, B.S. Biostatistician and data analyst, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System DC department of Health
Margret Slavin, PhD Assistant Professor George Mason University
Monica Whent, PhD, RD Lecturer University of Maryland College Park
Sarah Goff, RD, CNSC Clinical Dietitian Children's National Medical Center
Melissa Roberts, RD Dietitian Silver Spring, MD
Tom Barnes, MBA Director of Operations B'more Organic
Tina Yu, MBA Innovation Manager AUI Fine Foods
Caitlin Hickey, M.S. Policy Analyst, Food Defense Team FDA
Stefanie Corbin, B.S. Quality Assurance Manager Elite Spice
Jared Turetsky, B.S. Food Scientist Elite Spice
Vivian Nyugen, B.S. Technical Sales/SQF Elite Spice
Homer Nieto, B.S. Food Scientist Elite Spice
Marisa Tan, B.S. Scientist, R&D Product Development Coca-Cola 
Milo Li, B.S. Scientist Coca-Cola
Melody Ge, M.S. Sr. Consultant Kestrel Management
Scott Chaplin, B.S. Principal SCMC Consulting
Abhinav Mishra, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Georgia
Jayme Leger, Ph.D. Food Components and Health Laboratory USDA
Isfahani Neda Sarafrazi, Ph.D. General Health Scientist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maryam Ganjavi, Ph.D. Lecturer Morgan State University
Patrick Solverson, Ph.D. Research Associate Food Components and Health Laboratory USDA
Heather Dolan, M.S. Senior Food Technologist Edward Marc
Chris Yu Founder Potomac Sprout Company
Miao Guo, Ph.D. R&D FSRA Manager PepsiCo, Asia Pacific
Zhenlei Xiao, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Culinology, Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management Southwest Minnesota State University
Ariel Bourne, B.S. Food Labeling Technologist AdvancePierre Foods
Yangchao Luo, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences University of Connecticut 
Boce Zhang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Lowell Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology            University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Armin Norouzi R&D Quality Manager Ocean Spray Cranberries
Binetou C. Seck, PhD Diététicienne Nutritionniste Nutridéal, Dakar Senegal
Yang Pan, MD, PhD Senior Scientist, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Coca-Cola
Amy Anderson, PhD Faculty Research Assistant Nutrition & Food Science
Allison N Miner, PhD Quality Assurance Manager Florida International University
Margaret Udahogora, PhD, RD Director and Lecturer, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) University of Maryland
Pamela Pehrson, PhD Research Leader, Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC),Agricultural Research Service (ARS) USDA
Yingjian LU Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

Codex Team

Carolyn Chung (Codex Advisor), Leila Beker (US Delegate), Pamela Pehrsson (US Alternate Delegate), Cheryl Issa (Arnt, class of 94, Subject Matter Expert for Infant Formulas), Codex Meeting, Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, Bad Soden, Germany, Nov 23-27.  All UMD graduates)