Senior Faculty Research Assistant I and Food and Process Development Team Manager, Food Innovation Center
Oregon State University
Sarah Masoni is a Senior Faculty Research Assistant I and Food and Process Development Team Manager at the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center Experiment Station, where she has resided for the last 15 years. There, she works as a liaison between the university and the food manufacturing industry by managing staff, projects, and budgets at an innovative, leading-edge technology center. Sarah has specialized in food entrepreneurship, and she has worked on projects ranging from local and natural ice cream sandwiches, dairy products, beverages, seafood products, sauces, pancake mix and organic fruit and nut bars.
Previously, Sarah worked as a Senior Food Technologist at Gardenburger, a position she held from 1992 to 2000. There, she reformulated products, driving revenue growth and reducing cost. As the Principal Food Scientist for a patent-pending flame grill process, her innovations led to product sales over $1.4 million in its first three months, representing 6.5% of total company sales.