2020’s Jogue Scholarship Recipient is Yara Benavides.
Yara is a PhD Candidate in Food Science under Dr. Gary Reineccius at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her doctoral research is focused on the characterization of off-aroma compounds inherent to the plant, through the isolation processes (e.g. pH precipitation and salt solubilization) for pea protein. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Yara served as an Instructor and Researcher at the Corporacion Universitaria Lasallista in Colombia and as a Project Manager in Food Application at Naturex S.A in France. Yara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering from Corporacion Universitaria Lasallista and a Master’s degree in Food and Health from UniLasalle in France.