is the principal in Science by Design, a consulting firm she founded in 1993. She works with food, flavor and packaging companies on new product development, product-package compatibility, and gives general technical guidance. She took a break from her consulting business and was Professor and Director of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University from 2004 to 2006. She also spent five years as Director of R&D for Golden Valley Microwave Foods (now part of ConAgra Snack Foods). Her activities within ACS include currently serving as a Councilor for the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division and as a member of the Committee on Committees. She also works with the Office of Communications on the “Cooks with Chemistry” series. Sara received her B.S and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. She received an MS in Food Science from the University of Georgia.