Carol Ann Cooper 2012 IFT Fellows

Carol CooperCarol Ann Cooper
, Academic Advisor, University of California, Davis, was recognized for her commitment to the profession, and service to IFT and the educational arena.

Her skill in recruiting and guiding potential food scientists at UC-Davis has helped grow the profession. Cooper has been a portal through which students discover IFT. She champions their cause at NCIFT meetings, advocates for scholarships, including travel support to attend IFT Annual Meetings, arranges transport for students to attend local meetings, and encourages students to compete wherever possible in IFT-sponsored competitions. Cooper plays a critical role in student career mentoring. She has been instrumental in developing college and campus internship programs. In her career, Cooper has inspired countless students, brought recognition to the university, assisted many companies, served IFT, and has demonstrated the influence an inspired, committed, and caring professional can make.