May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science

Department Chair: Wendy Reiboldt

Department Office: Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) - 001
Telephone / Fax: (562) 985-4484 / 985-4414

Faculty: Nataly Kepes, Cheryl Rock

Baccalaureate Program Coordinator: Nancy Dayne 
Graduate Coordinator: Virginia Gray

Administrative Support Coordinators:
Marina Bendersky, John Ciulik, Mikal Lok

Instructional Support Technician: Bonnie Rice

Instructional Support Assistant: Jenny Tran

College: College of Health and Human Services 

Related Areas:

Courses: Food Science (FSCI) Courses  

Career Possibilities

Principal Food Scientist • Research Associate • Food and Packaging Engineer • Quality Assurance Manager • Research and Development Chemist • Quality Control Chemist • Laboratory Supervisor • Plant Manager • Food and Drug or USDA Inspector • Food Product Evaluator • Food and Ingredient Sales Representative • Research and Product Development, Food Formulation and Processing • Consumer Safety • Sensory Evaluation • Quality Assurance • Government Organization • Food Ingredient Sales and Marketing • Academia (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, refer to


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      Food Science