Nutrition

A summer job that led to a career change in food science for people and pets

A summer job that led to a career change in food science for people and pets

Rhondi Shigemura-Webster stumbled onto the path of food science by accident. As an undergrad studying medical research, she needed a summer job to help pay tuition and was hired to work with her best friend’s father at Conagra Brands. She had so much fun developing new products based on science and nutrition that she went to graduate school to study food science.

For more than 20 years, she’s been using various science disciplines to address the way food is processed and helping develop products that taste good and improve their nutritional value. Ultimately, her work involves improving food for people and pets.

Before her summer working at Conagra, “I never knew that food...

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