I am an Associate Professor in Food Science and the Arrell Chair in Food Quality at the Arrell Food Institute (University of Guelph). During my career, I have focused on developing procedures and protocols to identify and assess changes in food quality and safety linked to processing and handling practices throughout the supply chain, from producer to consumer. I have also developed and validated mathematical models to evaluate and predict how food processing and handling practices can favor or act in detriment of food quality, safety, and nutritional content. Using a systems dynamics perspective, I have leveraged my expertise to participate as the PI and co-PI in research projects that take an integrative view of food safety and security conditions within communities in Argentina (City of Buenos Aires), China (City of Macau), and USA (Newark, NJ). I have authored or coauthored over 110 research articles in refereed journals, 17 book chapters, two contributions to encyclopaedias, and designed three educational kits on STEM topics for middle school students.