Assistant Professor

Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
Director of the Seafood Technology Program
Phone: 252-222-6304
Location: Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), Room 211, 303 College Circle, Morehead City, NC 28557

Academic Degrees

B.S., 2013, Kinesiology, Louisiana State University
M.S., 2015, Food Science, Louisiana State University
Ph.D., 2019, Food Science, Louisiana State University

Extension and Outreach Activities

I work with collaborators to conduct needs assessments, and to develop and distribute science-based seafood safety programming. I offer workshops in Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Sanitation Control Procedures (SCP). I also provide technical services to the seafood industry including process validation and verification, and seafood safety training.

Research Interests

My research interests coincide with identified extension needs and constitute the use of innovative seafood processing techniques/technologies (involving but not limited to thermal, non-thermal, enzymatic, microbial, edible film and coating, physical, and nanotechnological processes) to yield seafood and seafood products that are of high microbiological, physicochemical, and sensorial quality. This includes the investigation of post-harvest fish and shellfish safety and quality during handling, processing, and storage. I am also interested in the development of value-added products and commodities through the utilization of seafood byproducts.

Curriculum vitae (PDF)