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Meet our Students - Global Food Law

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Attorneys and other food industry professionals study together in our program. Many of our students began their careers as scientists and come to us with a desire to understand the intricacies of food-related law and regulation. Many of them hold upper-management positions in their respective organizations. The average age of our students is 43 years.

Here are some examples of our students’ job titles:

  • Agricultural Officer
  • Assistant General Counsel
  • Associate Professor
  • Attorney at Law
  • Chef
  • Citrus Farm Owner
  • Director, Corporate Compliance
  • Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
  • Director, Marketing, Advertising and Regulatory Law
  • Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
  • Food Risk Analyst
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Food Technologist
  • General Counsel
  • Inspection Officer
  • Labeling Specialist
  • Manager, Regulatory Compliance
  • Plant Protection & Quarantine Officer
  • Principal Product Development Scientist
  • Quality and Lab Technician
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • R&D Technical Services Manager
  • Regulatory Compliance Analyst/Specialist
  • Research Associate
  • Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Senior Formulator, International R&D
  • Senior Patent Attorney
  • Senior Policy Advisor, Food Safety and Environment
  • Senior Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • VP, Quality Assurance & Technical Services
  • VP, Risk Mitigation & Crisis Management
  • VP, Technical Services

Educational background before coming to our program:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science: Food Science, Microbiology, Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, Dietetics, Agricultural Engineering, Dairy Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Juris Doctor
  • Master Brewer
  • Master of Arts: Global Affairs
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science: Food Safety, Food Science, Environmental Policy
  • Ph.D.: Pharmacology, Food Science, Business Administration

Organizations where our students/alumni are employed:

  • Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
  • Atlanta Cheesecake Co.
  • Barilla Group
  • Bayer
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Clif Bar
  • Co-Alliance LLP
  • Country Fresh
  • Firmenich Inc.
  • Food Source LLP
  • Glanbia Nutritionals
  • Hershey Company
  • Innovative Food Processors
  • International Food and Nutrition Research
  • J.M. Smucker Company
  • Kellogg
  • Kerry Americas
  • Natural American Foods
  • Nestle Health Science
  • Northern Tier Bakery
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • PepsiCo Foods
  • Perrigo
  • Pharmavite
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • Roll Law Group
  • Sandoz Inc.
  • Sara Lee Foods
  • Sargento Foods Inc.
  • Schiff Nutrition
  • Scoular Company
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Sensient Technologies
  • Southern Mills
  • Sugar Foods Corporation
  • Super Mom’s
  • U.S. Army Public Health Command
  • Weetabix North America
  • Winter Gardens