Laura Eckhardt

She/Her
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1334 Eckles Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN 55108
United States

Degree
M.S.
Advisor
Pam Ismail
Education

B.S.F.C.S. in Dietetics & B.A. in Music (German minor) from the University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University

Biography

Laura completed her B.S.F.C.S. in dietetics at the University of Georgia in 2015 and her dietetic internship program at Vanderbilt University in 2016. After surviving three winters in Chicago while working as a dietitian in corporate wellness, she moved even further north to begin her M.S. in Food Science at the University of Minnesota in 2019. Her work in the lab focuses on optimizing hemp protein extraction methods for structure, functionality and nutritional quality. In her free time, she enjoys doing 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles, trying out new healthy recipes, playing saxophone, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs in football. She is excited to work in industry combining her backgrounds in nutrition and food science upon graduation!