Future Food Scientist Gains Experience

Spencer Finch is from Mashalltown, Iowa and currently attends Marshalltown High School. Finch is working with Aubrey Mendoca, a food science and human nutrition professor, researching the shelf life of a variety of foods. Finch enjoys working with the equipmrnt use to conduct the research as well as working in a field he hopes to pursue a degree in after graduating in 2018.

What words of advice do you have for someone who has a passion for science?
“You learn through experience, so get as much as you can.”

If you could have one superpower related to science, what would it be?
“The ability to look at a book or article and comprehend it without reading it.”

What is one thing you’d like to scratch off of your bucket list?
“Bungee Jumping.”

What is your favorite restaurant in Ames?
“Jeff’s Pizza.”