Food Scientists use microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods. They analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources, as well as researching ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
Food Scientist's Stories
The fascinating subject of food science gives you an opportunity of discovering new things about food and ultimately helping better the quality of food in the long run. Fellow foodie Josephine Christina is an independent and long-time food scientist who surrounds herself with her passion for food and helping others like companies and independent clients to see the good in what we consume.
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Who knows that being a doctor means you can be surrounded and works with toys and games? Dr. Wiliana Huang, a play therapist has been helping children's emotional challenges through the use of toys, games and playset. Find out how happiness can increase health and her passion in helping children
Dr. Lucas Welfried (@dokterlucaswelfried), an Internist at Pertamina Jaya Hospital points out the need of good communication and high level of curiosity that is needed to become a successful internist. He chose to become internest since 60-70% of diagnosis can be done through history taking session with the patients. This can help save money for the more unfortunate patients with financial problems. Commitment is a priority, patients are number one, there is no holiday and official working hour as an Internist. Most importantly saving lives and gratitude from families are his most memorable reward.
Sheherazade's love for tropical rainforests and wild animals led her to a career as Environmental & Wildlife Specialist at Tambora Muda and Conservation Science Specialist at Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia Program. She is also the Co-Founder of PROGRES, the Sulawesi Regional Ecological Conservation Initiative. With many other experiences, Tempo Magazine awarded her Women Earth Guardian.
Helping aquatic animals in need, Eka Deandra is a veterinarian at the Jakarta Aquarium, specializing in aquatic animals. Being inspired by a TV show she watched as a little kid, Eka set her mind to become a veterinarian and to this day, has helped the injured and feeble creatures. She hopes to continue aiding animals in many ways and in doing so, become a fraction of the population in Indonesia aiding in animal care.
Amelia Riana (@ameliarianaa) is a business development executive at Telkomsel, who essentially work with clients to find revenue through using their skills to encourage and convince clients to do their work and aim to enhance their performance and reach their targets. As being a business development (BD) executive involves the craft of negotiation, there is often trial and error that comes with working. But with struggles comes opportunities, and Amelia expresses the rewards and benefits that comes with being a passionate BD.
As this world continues to develop, environmental issues are becoming more prevalent, calling for more helpers to better its conditions. The job of an environmental engineer is to help particular companies to reach their mini sustainable development goals, and Muchtazar explains the importance of achieving them in Unilever, one of the world's leading multinational companies.
Meet Retno Ayu Widyastuti, a nutritionist and co-founder of a nutritional education platform in hopes of educating Indonesia and the importance of taking care of your health and body. She speaks fondly of passion, narrating that she pursues to balance her career orf being a supervisor and a nutritionist.
The job of a GIS Analyst is essential to the livelihoods of the world, as they are the ones who analyze spatial data and deduce conclusions and data sets for different companies. In the tropical country of Indonesia where the environment is ever-changing, GIS analysts are needed more than ever, and Rahmah Devi Hapsari, better known as Devi, narrates her passion and appreciation for natural resources and maximizing its abilities as well as improving it.
Meet Immanuel Deo S, a reliabiity engineer at Schlumberger. He explains his job, experiece, and most importantly, passion of working as an engineer for one of the world's biggest energy industries. With challenges come rewards and memorable moments, and Immanuel highlights this through his anecdotes.