I have years of experience in both veterinary and food microbiology laboratories and I love sharing this experience with students to connect what they are learning with real-world application. I am passionate about making science accessible to all and supporting the food security of our Avila community through our on-campus food pantry.
Food science, microbiology, and public health.
Outdoor activities with my two dogs, live music events, and reading.
General Biology (BI 111) laboratory, Microbiology (BI 250) laboratory
Kansas State University B.S. Animal Science & Industry
Kansas State University Undergraduate Minor in Women's Studies
Kansas State University M.S. Food Science Microbiology
Kansas State University Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Beardall, L., Paez, P., Phebus, R. K., Watkins, T., & Gragg, S. E. (2019). Control of surrogate (italicize)Escherichia coli populations in three food products using common food service cooling methods. Food Protection Trends, 39(3), 200-211.
Beardall, L., Paez, P., Phebus, R. K., Watkins, T., & Gragg, S. E. (2019). Control of (italicize)Bacillus cereus populations in brown rice by use of common foodservice cooling methods. Food Protection Trends, 39(2), 145-153.