The 2015 IFTSA Election Results are in!

By: Jay Gilbert

It’s crazy to think that another year has almost passed, which means it’s already time to start thinking about next year! On March 18, 2015 the IFTSA elections came to a close, electing those who will represent IFTSA for the 2015-2016 year.  I would like to thank everyone who submitted their nomination to run for a position.  We are still conducting interviews for appointed positions and task forces and plan to announce these positions by mid-April.  If you would like to get more involved with IFTSA, there is still time! IFT and IFTSA is continuously looking for people to volunteer on various workgroups, task forces, or engage with IFT Sections and Divisions.  If you would like to get more involved, please reach out to Susan Hammons (

Thanks again to those who participated in this year’s elections.  I look forward to seeing everyone at IFT15. Be sure to stop by the Student Lounge and IFTSA Party!

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 IFTSA elected officers:

President Amy Dejong University of Wisconsin, Madison
President-Elect Matt Teegarden The Ohio State University
Past President Jay Gilbert Purdue University
Central Atlantic Lily Yang Virginia Tech
Midwest Neeraj Kamath Illinois Institute of Technology
North Atlantic Lavinia (Yan) Wang Rutgers University
North Central Jacy Weissburg University of Wisconsin, Madison
Pacific Northwest Jack Twilley Oregon State University
Pacific Southwest Lauren Bosio California Polytechnical University, San Luis Obispo
South Central Madeline Howe Texas A&M University
Southeast Morgan Von Staden Mississippi State University

Science Meets Food

The IFT Student Association (IFTSA) is a forward-looking, student-governed community of IFT members. Through competitions, scholarships, networking, and leadership opportunities, you’ll set yourself apart from your classmates (unless they’re members too).

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