College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Nutrition & Food Science


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Huiqi Zhuang, B.S.

Current position: Biostatistician and data analyst in Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System at the DC department of Health.

Margret Slavin, PhD

Margaret Slavin

Current position: Assistant Professor at George Mason University

Monica Whent, PhD, RD

Monica Whent

Current position: Lectureer at University of maryland College Park

Sarah Goff, RD, CNSC

Sarah Goff, RD, CNSC

Current position: Clinical Dietician at Children's National Medical Center

Melissa Roberts, RD

Current position: Dietitian in Silver Spring, MD

Tom Barnes, MBA

Tom Barnes, MBA

Current position: Director of Operations at B'more Organic

Tina Yu, MBA

Tina Yu

Current position: Innovation Manager at AUI Fine Foods

Caitlin Hickey, M.S.

Caitlin Hickey

Current position: Policy Analyst, Food Defense Team at FDA

Stefanie Corbin, B.S.

Current position: Quality Assurance Manager at Elite Spice

Jared Turetsky, B.S.

Jared R. Turetsky

Current position: Food Scientist at Elite Spice

Vivian Nyugen, B.S.

Current position: Technical Sales/SQF at Elite Spice

Homer Nieto, B.S.

Homer Nieto

Current position: Food Scientist at Elite Spice

Marisa Tan, B.S.

Marisa Tan

Current position: Scientist, R&D Product Development at The coco-Cola Company


Milo Li, B.S.

Milo Li , CFS

Current position: Scientist at the Coca-Cola Company

Melody Ge, M.S.

Melody Ge

Current position: Sr. Consultant at Kestrel Management

Scott Chaplin, B.S.

Current position: Principal at SCMC Consulting

Saira Khan, Ph.D.

Current position: Research Associate at University of Maryland

Abhinav Mishra, Ph.D.

Current positionAssistant Professor at University of Georgia


Jayme Leger, Ph.D.

Current position: Food Components and Health Laboratory at USDA

Isfahani Neda Sarafrazi, Ph.D.

Current position: General Health Scientist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Maryam Ganjavi, Ph.D.

Current position: Lecturer at Morgan State University


Patrick Solverson, Ph.D.

Current positionResearch Associate Food Components and Health Laboratory at USDA

Heather Dolan, M.S.

Current positionSenior Food Technologist for Edward Marc

Chris Yu

Current position: Founder of Potomac Sprout Company

Miao Guo, Ph.D.

Current position: R&D FSRA Manager at PepsiCo, Asia Pacific

Zhenlei Xiao, Ph.D.

Current Position:Assistant Professor in Culinology, Agriculture, Culinology and Hospitality Management, Southwest Minnesota State University 


Ariel Bourne, B.S.

Current Position: Food Labeling Technologist, AdvancePierre Foods

Yangchao Luo, Ph.D.

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Conneciticut

Boce Zhang, Ph.D.

Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences
Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

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)


Armin Norouzi

Armin Norouzi

Current Position: R&D Quality Manager at Ocean Spray Cranberries


Binetou C. Seck, PhD

Current Position: Diététicienne Nutritionniste at Nutridéal, Dakar Senegal 


Yang Pan, MD, PhD 

Current Position: Senior Scientist, Global Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company


Amy Anderson, PhD

Current PositionFaculty Research Assistant- Nutrition & Food Science 


Allison N Miner, PhD


Current Position: Quality Assurance Manager- Florida International Univeristy


Margaret Udahogora, PhD, RD

Current Position: Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)  Director and Lecturer -


Pamela Pehrson, PhD

Current PositionResearch Leader, Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC),Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Dept of Agriculture (USDA), Beltsville, MD 20705.


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