Mirai is currently completing her B.S. in Food Science and Technology at the University of California, Davis. As the Vice President for Food Tech Club (IFTSA Chapter for Davis), she assists the President and other officers with operation and deals with day to day issues affecting club events and member experiences. She is an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Linda J. Harris’ lab providing research support through microbial analysis on E.coli, Listeria, and Salmonella on various foods. Participating in the 30th Annual IFTSA & Mars Wrigley Confectionery Product Development Competition and winning 2nd place made her realize an interest in product development. Her career goal is to work in R&D to produce a more convenient, sustainable, affordable, healthier, and safe product in the market. In her free time, Mirai enjoys cooking new recipes, traveling, hiking, and trying out new foods.