Adriana Soto Rodriguez Gil
Feeding Tomorrow Scholar 2010-2011
“Food science is a perfect match for me. I wanted a career that was very hands on which also allowed me to have an impact in people’s lives,” says Adriana Soto. She lived in Honduras for ten years where she earned her undergraduate degree at Zamorano University. Now, both she and her husband are Ph.D. students attending Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Adriana is pursuing her graduate degree in food science with an emphasis on food bioactive compounds and heart health.
As a recipient of a Feeding Tomorrow scholarship, Adriana credits mentors Dr. John Finley and Dr. Jack Losso for providing academic support. Adriana was an intern at the National Soybean Research Laboratory and she also works as a graduate assistant in the food science department at LSU.
What career advice can Adriana offer students interested in food science? “Studying food science opens the doors to many opportunities. Be sure to take advantage of the IFT Student Association membership benefits. If you work with passion everyday, success will be a result of what you love.”
Feeding Tomorrow scholarship applications for the 2011-2012 academic year are available now at http://www.ift.org/scholarships. For more information, please contact Anna Proctor at firstname.lastname@example.org.