Sara Risch is the principal in the consulting firm of Science By Design, which she founded in 1993. She works with food and packaging companies as well as those in related industries, giving technical assistance in product development, packaging, and regulatory issues. Her current assignment is as Director of Global R&D and QA for Popz Microwave Popcorn. From 2004 – 2006, she was Director and Professor of the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Dr. Risch is the author of numerous technical papers and has edited six books; including two on flavor – package interactions. She is active in the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, currently serving as a councilor and a member of the Committee on Committees. Prior to starting her consulting firm, Dr. Risch was Director of Research and Development for Golden Valley Microwave Foods. Sara received a B.S. in food science from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in food Science from the University of Georgia and returned to the University of Minnesota to complete her Ph.D. in food science.