Connie is a Ph.D student in the Department of Food Science where she is working towards developing an innovative technology for shelf life prediction of food and beverages. Connie earned her B.S. in Food Science from Purdue in 2013 and her M.S. in Food Science from the University of Idaho in 2015. She returned to Purdue in 2017 to pursue her second master’s in food processing, after working in the food industry for 2 years in R&D. Connie enjoys salsa dancing, traveling, painting artwork and creating new food recipes for her blog. She is passionate about food and competes in professional food product development competitions.