Monica Caparosa, a senior in Food Science, is the 2016 recipient of the Food Industry Group Undergraduate Student Leadership Award. The award was presented October 1, 2016 at the Food Industry Group Fall Membership & Board Meeting during the Annual Food Science Tailgate.

Monica Caparosa

Monica Caparosa

Monica is a stellar student and active member of Food Science community. Monica a senior in Food Science with minor in International Agriculture. Monica held leadership roles in the Food Science program and the College of Agricultural Sciences. She has been an important member of the Food Science Club, serving as The Institute of Food Technologists Co- Chair, as well as an AG Advocate in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Monica was selected to attend the Agricultural Future of America (AFA) Conference. The AFA is specially designed to recognize emerging leaders and to help them develop their skills. In addition, Monica has been active in the College's entrepreneurship initiative and Ag Springboard Competitions. Monica uses her leadership skills to give back to the community as well. She has been active in the Penn State Dance MaraTHON fundraising and event coordinating as a member of the rules committee. Monica participated in internships with StarKist Company, The Hershey Company and ConAgra Foods and has plans to work with Campbell Soup Company over the summer.

Monica hopes to pursue a Master's Degree in confection and work in the confectionery industry while utilizing her international agriculture minor.

Department of Food Science


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