Graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Administration, Mikayla Ladimir has steadily gained hands-on experience in the food technology industry through various positions. After completing her studies, Mikayla Ladimir served as an Intern, first with Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and then Two Chefs On A Roll. Demonstrating her affinity for the food industry, Mikayla Ladimir began working as a Laboratory Technician for Rockview Farms, where she evaluated raw ingredients, performed tests, and sterilized equipment. After dedicating a year to Rockview Farms, Mikayla Ladimir accepted a position with NAMAR FOODS as a Food Technologist. In this position, Mikayla Ladimir advanced her responsibilities by optimizing quality and the cost of production for formulations of the company’s custom dry mixture. In 2004, Mikayla Ladimir left NAMAR FOODS to work for Mars Petcare US, a branch of Mars, Incorporated. Over the course of Mikayla Ladimir’s six years with Mars Petcare US, she was consistently promoted to various positions of increasing responsibility and oversight. Starting at the company as a Pilot Plant Technician, Mikayla Ladimir currently operates as a Quality and Food Safety Technologist. In addition to working for Mars Petcare US in Columbus, Ohio, Mikayla Ladimir is currently completing her online Master of Science degree from Michigan State University in Food Safety.