Today, I am working as a process engineer focusing primarily on cereal processes. I make sure that our process lines can produce the foods we make everyday, whether that means modifying an existing line, or designing a completely new one.
Engineering is a great way to truly make a difference in the world. Engineers design products and processes that affect people everyday, such as automobiles, computers, and even food.
My first job after graduation was my current position. This job has given me the opportunity to expose myself to several of Kellogg's processes and products, while allowing me to utilize the tools gained while being an engineering student at MSU.
During our Biosystems Engineering senior design project, we were attempting to design a new ice cream bar concept for the MSU Dairy Plant. The idea was a Spartan "S", chocolate covered bar. After months of working on the project, seeing our first ice cream bar come out of the expansion chamber, which we designed, was truly a wonderful feeling.
I design the processes that make food affordable and safe to eat. Walking through the grocery store and seeing one of my products in someone's shopping cart really gives me a sense of pride for the work that I do everyday.
I always loved spending time in the kitchen cooking, so when I learned that I could mix my love for math and science AND get to play with food everyday, I was hooked.