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Alumni Profiles


 Alumni Profiles (initial position upon graduation)


Willis Yu

Willis Yu B.S. 2009
Food Scientist, Kraft Foods, Inc.

  • Ready To Eat Jell-O Innovation
  • Provide technical support for the growth of Jell-O brand.
  • Lead development of product and work with business for commercialization



Bridget McClatchey

Bridget McClatchey B.S. 2008; currently working on M.S. @ Univ. of MN
Sr. Food Technologist, Land O’Lakes

  • Develop and reformulate products on bench top and in pilot plant facilities.
  • Evaluate performance of both innovative and current products.
  • Work closely and provide technical services to plant production sites.
  • Be a key contributor to our innovation team by utilizing my technical skills and knowledge to develop and implement quality products.



Doug Stewart

Doug Stewart B.S. 2007
R&D Dry Product Development Scientist, Mars Petcare

  • Design, implement, and maintain products for the world's number one dog food brand.
  • Work globally to develop the future strategies in pet food.
  • Support adoption and rescue shelters in the area.
  • I bring my dog to work with me!



Patti Tanner

Patti Tanner M.S. 2009; B.S. Univ. of Idaho
Associate Scientist, Stratas Foods

  • Product Development
  • Technical expertise, global sourcing, and production facilities across North America, they provide customer service and product innovation in edible oils
  • Technical support related to food ingredients/bulk products



Katie Rippel

Katie Rippel M.S. 2003, B.S. 2002
Brewing Area Manager, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

  • Responsible for all maintenance activities in the Brewhouse and Fermenting areas at the Houston Brewery
  • Manages 4 salaried employees, as well as 36 hourly electricians and machinists
  • Maintains a multi-million dollar parts budget, plans major equipment overhauls and coordinates capital project execution
  • Oversees electrician and machinist training and development programs
  • Key taster on the daily Brewmaster's taste panel



Chris Gilbert

Chris Gilbert M.S. 2002
Product Development Scientist, General Mills

  • Leading division-wide synergy efforts and new technology initiatives for brands such as Hamburger Helper, Betty Crocker Side Dishes, Progresso Soups, Old El Paso, and Green Giant
  • Previous New Product Development and Product Improvement projects Lloyd's BBQ Brand
  • Developed the new Slow-Cooker Helper, and improved existing Hamburger Helper flavors



Andrea Shaal

Andrea Shaal B.S. 2003
Color Chemist, Sensient Food Colors

  • Interact with customers answering questions about color, recommend colors for specific application, address complaints
  • Provide technical service for the customer
  • Work closely with R&D/QC



Angie Bowes

Angie Bowes B.S. 2000
Quality Engineer, General Mills

  • Ensure consistency in the quality and safety of GMI products
  • Lead Quality initiatives for two system startups