The candidates for next year are listed below in alphabetical order.

Tim Ballard

Ferm Vice Chair

No text or picture was received from Tim before the deadline.

Amber Barnard

Undergrad OSIFT Representative

Hello all! I am a chemistry major who is also pursuing a minor in food science. I have a strong interest in both chemistry and food safety, so I hope to combine those two passions and pursue a career in food toxicology. Currently, I work in the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship laboratory in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, so I am exposed to the wonderful world of food toxicants on a regular basis. I have been involved with the Oregon Section Institute of Food Technologists since the onset of my undergraduate studies; for the past three years, I served as their secretary. I would be honored to represent the Food and Fermentation Science club as the 2015-2016 OSIFT Undergraduate Student Representative. When I'm not busy in the lab or doing schoolwork, I enjoy watching cult television shows, eating copious quantities of baked goods, kayaking, and communicating science. I look forward to an exciting year with the Food and Fermentation Science Club!

Amber Barnard

Brandt Bastow

Treasurer

I am a post baccalaureate in Food Science and Technology with a Fermentation Science Concentration. I hold B.A. in Chemistry with a Biological Chemistry Concentration that I earned at the University of Cincinnati. I plan on earning am MBA once my fermentation science studies are finished. My plan is to open up my own cider house one day. I have enjoyed my first year here at Oregon State University. And being involved with the Food and Fermentation Science Club greatly enhanced my experience. I would like to give back to the club so I decided to run for the office of Treasurer.

Brandt Bastow

Jessica Chance

Vice President, Undergraduate OSIFT Representative

Jessica is a senior in Food Science department with a food science option. She became interested in food science after working as a Quality Control Tech and later a Quality Assurance Assistant at Oregon Fruit products, and transferred into the program at OSU after completing her AAOT at Chemeketa Community College. After completing her undergraduate degree, Jessica intends to pursue a career in dairy. Some of her hobbies include hiking, backpacking, and writing.

Jessica Chance

Jacob Day

Ferm Vice Chair, Assistant Brewmaster

My name is Jacob Day and I am running for Assistant Brewer and/or Fermentation Vice Chair for the Food and Fermentation Science Club. Currently, I am working on my post-bac in Fermentation Science. My first degree was in Geology, obtained at Western Michigan University. I was the vice president of the WMU Geology Club for three terms. I am an avid homebrewer and have done a few commercial brews. My goal is to work in a laboratory of a larger, craft brewery, focusing on Quality Control/Assurance.

Jacob Day

Haley Ellett

Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Food Chair

Hello! My name is Haley Ellett. I am from The Dalles, OR. I love running, playing all sports, and hanging out with my friends. I am very passionate about Food Science and want to make the Food and Fermentation Science Club as fun as possible.

Haley Ellett

Liz Hagermann

President

Liz has been apart of the Food and Fermentation Science Club since her freshman year here at OSU. Liz will be a Senior here in the Fall and looks forward to seeing where this club can go in the next year. Her hope is to bring in some more fun experiences for all to be apart of and to keep up with some popular workshops (bread, cheese, chocolate!!). Outside the club Liz has been an production intern with Kroger Clackamas Bakery by helping them write their SOPs! She also enjoys baking some confections in her spare time and hanging out with friends. Her career plans are still a mystery but she hopes in finding something in the Confectionery world...basically to eat chocolate for a living would be ideal!!!!!

Liz Hagermann

Christina Hahn

Ferm Vice Chair, Member-At-Large

Christina is currently a senior in food science with a focus on fermentation. She has been an active member of OSU’s Food and Fermentation Science Club since starting at OSU, and has spent the last year working as the club’s Brewmaster  -a role in which she leads hand-on brewing demonstrations throughout the school year. She has worked in the brewing science lab at OSU for the last two years for Jeff Clawson and holds the title of Lead Brewer. Christina has interned for Deschutes Brewing and Boston Beer Company. Next year she will start working for Dr. Shellhammer in OSU’s brewing science lab as a Master’s student, and hopes to maintain an active role in the club as Fermentation Vice Chair. When not overloaded with coursework, she enjoys competing with her synchronized Skip-it dance troupe, the Haute Potatoes, and adding to her Faberge egg collection.

Christina Hahn

Ian Hartzog

Ferm Chair, Ferm Vice Chair, Assistant Brewmaster

I have really enjoyed being a participant of the club and I want to return the favor by becoming more involved. I will be an enthusiastic contributor to the club in whichever position I fill.

Ian Hartzog

Ryan Howe

Assistant Brewmaster

I am a post bacc. student currently enrolled in the Fermentation Science option within the Food Science and Technology department.  I have a strong interest in becoming a production brewer and currently work in the brewing lab and as a cellar hand at Mazama Brewing Company here in Corvallis.

Ryan Howe

Eva Kuhn

Graduate OSIFT Representative

Eva just completed her undergraduate degree in food science March 2015. As an undergrad she worked in the OSU creamery for 2+ years, and interned at WSU creamery and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Now she is pursing a master's in food science under Dr. Goddik, and is researching how current milk hauling practices impact raw milk quality. Outside of academia, she spends her time cooking tasty meals and hiking all over Oregon.

Eva Kuhn

Danielle Lacy

Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Food Chair

Hey there! My name is Danielle Lacy and I'm currently a sophomore in Food Science with a Fermentation option. Originally, I am from Tualatin, Oregon, but am glad to now call Corvallis my home. My love for cooking and baking led me to Food Science, and I hope to use it to become a research chef in the future. Currently, I am highly involved in IFT and the Food Science College Bowl Team. I have a large passion for the Food and Fermentation Science Club and hope to provide you all with useful meetings and exciting club events next year!

Danielle Lacy

Josh McCallum

Ferm Chair

No text or picture was received from Josh before the deadline.

Daria Van De Grift

Food Vice Chair

Hello my name is Daria Van De Grift, and I will be a junior for the 2015-2016 school year.   I am in the food science option, and want to become a product developer.  This past year I was a Member at Large with the Food Science and Fermentation Club.  I ran several club events including the weekend trip to the Astoria to the OSU Seafood Lab.   I also co ran the Mom’s and Families weekend Tea for Two event.   I have interned at the OSU Seafood Lab last summer.  I got to work on several different projects over the summer.  They went from quality assurance tests to sensory evaluation.  This past school year I have gotten to work at the OSU Creamery, and make Beaver Classic Cheese.   Outside of school I love to be outside.  I have run the Corvallis Half Marathon, and plan on running other half marathons in the future.   The beach is one of my favorite places to hang out during the summer with my friends and family.  I also love to spend time with my younger sister and my dog Aspen.  

Daria Van De Grift