The Food Files
Student Spotlight - Parker Christman

Student Spotlight - Parker Christman

October 14, 2021

Parker Christman works in the research department at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and has expressed an interest in working for the USDA or focusing on the development of new products after completing his master’s degree. In this episode of The Food Files, Parker describes the importance of becoming involved at FAPC by building strong relationships through professional networking.

Student Spotlight - Christina Thomas

Student Spotlight - Christina Thomas

October 7, 2021

Christina Thomas helped the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center deliver virtual food safety training opportunities to the food industry. In this episode of The Food Files, Christina discusses her passion for combatting food safety issues during a pandemic and how she experienced first-hand chemical and biological research to improve food safety.

Don‘t be Sidelined - Tailgating Food Safety

Don‘t be Sidelined - Tailgating Food Safety

September 30, 2021

Food safety specialist, Ravi Jadeja, discusses food safety tips for the tailgating season recommended by the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. In this episode of The Food Files, Ravi describes how following safe food-handling procedures can help prevent people from getting sick during game day.

Student Spotlight - Samantha Quiros-Newton

Student Spotlight - Samantha Quiros-Newton

September 23, 2021

Samantha Quiros-Newton works in the microbiology lab at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and focuses her research on expanding the shelf life of humus. In this episode of The Food Files, Samantha shares her unique perspective on being a student from Costa Rica, describes the opportunity to work in the lab and explains her experience with the welcoming environment at FAPC.

Student Spotlight - Darci DeVous

Student Spotlight - Darci DeVous

September 16, 2021

Darci DeVous is a food safety graduate assistant for the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center, and her research focuses on reducing food pathogens. In this episode of The Food Files, Darci expresses her passion for product diversity in the food industry with the continuous goal to build consumer trust.

Student Spotlight - Kavya Gavai

Student Spotlight - Kavya Gavai

September 9, 2021

Kavya Gavai works in food science as a graduate student at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and believes in strong time management to achieve research results. In this episode of The Food Files, Kavya emphasizes the importance of product safety.

Student Spotlight - Xin Mei Teng

Student Spotlight - Xin Mei Teng

September 2, 2021

Xin Mei Teng works as a laboratory assistant at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and shares her passion for working in a meat processing plant to carry-out experiments. In this episode of The Food Files, she describes the real-world experience using industrial equipment and machinery at FAPC.

Small Businesses Think Big - The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

Small Businesses Think Big - The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

August 26, 2021

Business and marketing client coordinator, Erin Johnson, discusses her role at the Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center which focuses on helping businesses in the state. The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center is the largest provider of management and technology assistance for small businesses in the United States. In this episode of The Food Files, Erin explains the purpose of SBDC and the free resources, such as workshops, available to entrepreneurs.

Student Spotlight - Kayla Van Ruler

Student Spotlight - Kayla Van Ruler

August 19, 2021

Kayla Van Ruler works in the extension office at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and handles the business and marketing requests from visionary people who desire to start a new company or expand a current company. In this episode of The Food Files, Kayla discusses how facts sheets and data benefit people in the community by contributing to long-term financial decisions.

Student Spotlight - Caitlin Karolenko

Student Spotlight - Caitlin Karolenko

August 12, 2021

Caitlin Karolenko works in the Food Microbiology Lab at the Oklahoma State University Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center. In this episode of The Food Files, Caitlin discusses her research of validating the opportunity to produce South African inspired beef jerky safely in the United States and her experiences with problem-solving to improve products for expansion-driven industries.

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