M.S., Food Science
North Carolina State University
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Chapman
Natalie received her undergraduate degree at NCSU in Food Science and is now working on her M.S. in the same area. Her overall interests include the prevention and control of foodborne illnesses at the retail and foodservice level. Her research involves the collection and analysis of third-party audit data to evaluate and understand food safety non-compliances in grocery store food handling. In turn, she is helping to create behavior-based interventions that are targeted at food handlers. Natalie’s advisor states that she “shows great potential for an influential career as a food safety professional,” and has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a high standard of excellence in her work.