IFT Student Association President-Elect
Jon Baugher is from New Bern, North Carolina. Jon received his BS at James Madison University in Biology (Concentrations in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and then studied functional genomics of probiotics and completed his Masters in Food Science (Minor in Microbiology) at North Carolina State University in 2011. Jon is currently a Ph.D. student in Food Science (Minor in Food Safety) at North Carolina State University, studying norovirus attachment on fresh produce.
Jon is currently an R&D intern at Frito Lay North America working on the reformulation of hot-packed white dips. Jon has been an active member of IFT/IFSA since 2009 serving as NC State Food Science Club President, Dogwood Section Student Representative, IFTSA VP of IFT Relations, and is incoming President-Elect of IFTSA. Jon's hobbies include fishing, boating, hunting, baseball, and soccer.