Julie joined FREC in 2012 as Center Coordinator and Sensory Scientist. After earning a BS in Nutrition and a MS in Food Science (Flavor Chemistry) from the University of Minnesota, she spent the next eight years working as the coordinator of the Sensory Science laboratory at Penn State University. During that time she had the opportunity to work with many industrial and academic clients. After returning to Minnesota in 2010, she worked as Project Manager of Consumer Research for Food Perspectives, Inc. until joining the FREC team. She loves being back in an academic setting and particularly enjoys working as part of a cross disciplinary team.