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Research Assistant/Food Scientist/Quality Assurance

Urbana, Illinois, United States
October 25, 2016

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Qiaoye Wang (Jessie)

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**** *. **** **. 1-217-***-**** 403, Unit 25, Changwa W. St. Apt 308 Haidian District

Urbana, IL, 61801 Beijing, China, 100089


Cornell University Graduation Date: August 2016

Master of Professional Science in Food Science and Technology Cumulative GPA: 3.77 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduation Date: May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Food Science Concentration Cumulative GPA: 3.98 College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Major GPA: 4.00

Minor in Business

Honors: • Bronze Tablet (Undergraduate highest honor) • Dean’s List • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor member

• John H. Hetrick Scholarship • Orr Food and Nutrition Scholarship RESEARCH EXPERIENCE __

1. USDA-ARS Trace minerals & Nutrition unit (in collaboration with Cornell University) Ithaca, NY Graduate project August 2015 – August 2016

Assessed physiological effects and benefits of natural prebiotics and phytochemicals

Purified DNA and RNA from animal tissues and conducted PCR, RT-PCR and liver ferritin analysis 2. Food Science Department Kraft-cooperating Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2015 – May 2015

Participated in a Kraft-cooperating project analyzing natural pigments from corn and their application on beverages

Analyzed anthocyanidins concentrations in food samples using HPLC 3. Food Science Sensory Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2013 – May 2015

Compared difference of sugar cane and sugar beet by conducting a sensory test

Researched microencapsulation of tributyrin, a functional ingredient, into formula, apple sauce and cracker 4. Beijing Research Institute For Nutritional Resources Beijing, China Lab technician June – August 2012

Completed pre-treatments by arranging and measuring all received food samples

Analyzed total carbohydrates in food samples using titration method ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE __

1. “Savor” online public platform Ithaca, NY

Co-founder September 2015 – Present

Offer food science and nutrition knowledge to platform followers

Develop and promote Chinese style pastry products

Organized a successful interactive marketing activity which tripled platform subscribers 2. Product Development Project Urbana, IL

Team member August – December 2014

Developed a high-fiber sweet snack product named “NutCoco”

Improved product continuously through bench-top experiments, sensory tests and shelf-life examinations 3. Beijing Cancer Institute & Hospital Beijing, China Learning dietitian June – August 2014

Inquired and recorded patients’ diet intakes

Gave guidelines and suggestions to patients which strengthened patients’ awareness of diet influence CERTIFICATIONS Better Process Control Certification Completed Date: January, 2016 General HACCP Certification (including GMP & SSOPs) Completed Date: March, 2016 SQF Implementation Certification Completed Date: May, 2016 SKILLS

Languages: Mandarin (native); English (fluent)

Computer techniques: Microsoft office (PPT, excel, word); R language; Python Lab Techniques: Food analyzing and processing machines (homogenizer, spray dryer, rheometer, water activity meter, HPLC.)

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