Jessica is a business executive and food scientist with more than 20 years of experience and a history of working in cannabis, hemp, and food and beverage industries. She specializes in
- Product and Process Development
- End-to-end Project Management
- Sensory/ Consumer Research
She also has CPG food experience with Dawn Food Products and Sara Lee, providing knowledge in
- Product Development
- Research and Development Management
- Regulatory and Labeling
- Better for You Foods
- Scale up/ Commercialization
- Due Diligence
What area(s) of focus would you most like to address with your mentees?
Innovation and the product development life cycle. Starting from idea through commercialization. Clearing the fog and confusion around the process.
How do you plan to structure your monthly meetings?
The plan is to start casual and then add guest speakers based on the participants’ skill set. There may also be homework between sessions. Truly all depends on their needs.
Finally, who would be an ideal mentee for you in this program, given your areas of expertise and experience?
An ideal mentee would be curious about the product development process for food and/or cannabis. A lover of science! My team would love to teach a mentee all about the different phases of the process and how each person contributes in their own way.