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Dr. Evelyn Watts

Dr. Evelyn Watts

Assistant Professor

201C Animal and Food Sciences Laboratories
phone: 225-578-6304

email: egwatts@agcenter.lsu.edu

EDUCATION
  • Doctorate 2011-2016 Food Science, Louisiana State University
  • Master’s 2019-2011 Food Safety, University of San Carlos in Guatemala
  • Veterinary Medicine 1995-2001 University of San Carlos in Guatemala

Evelyn Watts, Assistant Professor/Seafood Extension Specialist for Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and Louisiana Sea Grant, works with seafood processors assisting in regulatory compliance, as well as providing guidance on handling, processing, packaging, and storage technologies. Through her research and outreach work, she collaborates with federal, state and local agencies and has developed public/private partnerships.

Active member of the Guatemalan Veterinary Medicine Professional Society, LSU Food Science Club, IAFP, IFT, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, Louisiana Marine Extension Project, Phi Tau Sigma Honor Society, AFDO, AFDOSS, and Epsilon Sigma Phi. Member of the Chain of Custody Technical Advisory Committee for the Audubon Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (GULF) Responsible Fisheries Management Certification program, vise-chair of Gamma Sigma Delta LSU AgCenter Chapter, chair of Phi Tau Sigma LSU Chapter, board member of the Atlantic and Gulf Seafood Technology Conference, and member of the Seafood HACCP Alliance steering committee.

Evelyn has over a decade of experience working with the food industry and academia, where most of her work has been in the areas of regulatory compliance and food safety. Evelyn has extensive experience teaching Sanitation control procedures of fish and fishery products, Basic seafood HACCP, IHA HACCP, Better Process Control School, and FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods courses. In addition to her experience, she has ten food safety certifications.

Recipient of LSU AgCenter 2017 Denver T. and Ferne Loupe Extension Team Award

revised: 02-Jan-2019 10:27