Kiri Michell, IFTSA President-Elect


Kiri Michell is a graduate student in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at Colorado State University, specializing in Food Science. She works as a research assistant in the Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory with supervision from Dr. Sarah A. Johnson. She is interested in the relationships between bioactive compounds in the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. 

After completing her graduate studies, Kiri hopes to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at a research unit specializing in human nutrition, chronic disease prevention, and sustainable food systems. Her goal is to spearhead a research project that applies a novel, interdisciplinary, and evidence-based approach that integrates nutrition science, public health, agriculture, and the environment.

Kiri is an active member of professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), and the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). 

IFT Highlights

Kiri serves as the Chair of the IFT Student Association Excellence in Leadership Award and is the 2019-2020 President-Elect of IFTSA. As the IFTSA President-Elect, she will serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. 


BS in Food Science and Nutrition, Minor in Gerontology from Colorado State University

MS in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University