Congratulations FST SU22 Graduates!
Our summer 2022 graduating students have been given an opportunity to share with us some of their favorite memories of their time at Ohio State in this special edition newsletter. Many also took the opportunity to give a shoutout to those that supported them, befriended them, and helped make the journey one to remember.
Congratulations to all the students from the Department of Food Science and Technology who have graduated this semester. We are proud of all that you have accomplished and hope that you will stay connected. Come back to visit and be sure to meet up with us as we continue to engage in various professional food science forums around the world. Just remember, you are a #BuckeyeForLife
Be sure to also check out the SU22 Graduate Photo Album
Zixuan Lin – [Food Business Management]
Cameron Jordan – My favorite memory at OSU (so far!) was getting to go to Ireland to present my research on cannabinoids. It was my first time out of the country, and I would like to thank my Ph.D. advisor Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona, my mentor, Siyu Yao, and my family for supporting me through all the hard work that went into the project. I am so glad I decided to change my major to Food Science and Technology, I have truly met some of the best people in this program. [Food Science]
Erica Grush – My favorite memories of Ohio State include having a picnic at Mirror Lake, going to the home football games, and going hiking with fellow FST graduate students. I want to thank my lab mates, advisor, family, and friends for supporting and encouraging me throughout my time at Ohio State! Erica received a master’s degree and was advised by Dr. Monica Giusti.
Mrunmayee Joshi – My favorite memories were when I was working in the dairy pilot plant with my lab mates as well as watching many sunsets from Parker 3rd floor! It was also great sharing SO much food with my 048 Howlett Hall colleagues! Mrunmayee received a master’s degree and was advised by Dr. Dennis Heldman.
Xiaoyan Tan – I have had a lot of good memories here for the past two years. However, the most unforgettable thing was that I had my stroke right before the Autumn in 2020. I then had my brain surgery later that year. I am glad that I survived in this accident and still earned my degree now. I really appreciate my advisor and my peers who supported me all the time. Xiaoyan received a master’s degree and was advised by Dr. Luis Rodriguez-Saona.
Aishwarya Badiger – The moment when our group of FST students received a grant to implement a food waste reduction initiative was incredible!! It was proof of the power students have to lead meaningful change. I will forever look back fondly on College Bowl, working on exciting research with my colleagues, mentoring undergrads, and other small memories created with FST friends. I will not miss the stinky milk from my research. Aishwarya received a PhD and was advised by Dr. Dennis Heldman.
Ariel Garsow – My favorite memory at Ohio State was going to visit tortilla makers in local markets in Guatemala. I am grateful for the memories made with friends, family, and collaborators throughout graduate school at OSU. Ariel received a PhD and was advised by Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk.
Paulina Ongkowijoyo – Couple of my favorite memories at the Ohio State were the thanksgiving lunch (the food was always awesome, and it was a great time to catch up with people in the department), the OSU football games (attending the OSU x Penn State game in person in the Ohio State Stadium was amazing and unforgettable!), the final project of the intro to food processing class (witnessing so much creative ideas and free food!), and lastly the lab gathering events (I am so thankful for my advisor and colleague. They were helpful, fun, and nice. We spent so much time together in the lab but hanging out outside lab was my best moments with them). I’m very thankful for the people I’ve met in Parker in the past years, for helping me with research and for the friendship that I will always treasure. Paulina received a PhD and was advised by Dr. Devin Peterson.