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PhD, Food Studies

Meet alumni of our PhD in Food Studies and learn more about their professional backgrounds, research interests, current endeavors, and advice for others interested in doctoral study.

Grace Choi ('14)

Learn more about Grace and the upcoming launch of her technology company, Cookable, which provides guided cooking experiences.

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Grace Choi

Jonathan Deutsch ('04)

Meet Jonathan, who currently runs a "good food" product development and culinary innovation lab as faculty at Drexel University.

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Jonathan Deutsch in a chef's white jacket holding a metal mixing bowl in a kitchen.

Hi'ilei Hobart ('16)

Read more about Hi'ilei, an assistant professor at UT Austin who is working on projects focused on the intersections of environment, temperature, and Indigeneity.

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Hi'ilei Hobart holding a cat.

Anne McBride ('17)

Meet Anne, deputy director of the Torribera Mediterranean Center, a joint project of the Culinary Institute of America and the University of Barcelona.

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Anne eating.

Jaclyn Rohel ('18)

Learn more about Jaclyn and the projects she is currently pursuing as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto’s Culinaria Research Centre.

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Jaclyn Rohel

Christy Spackman ('15)

Meet Christy, an assistant professor at Arizona State University working on projects exploring the intersection of food science and art.

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Christy sitting on a table surrounded by pantry food items.