Sonia Hartunian-Sowa

Sonia Hartunian-Sowa

Associate Principal Scientist at Mondelēz International

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Higher Education

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Sonia Hartunian-Sowa's Experience

Associate Principal Scientistn - Nutrition Communications

Mondelēz International

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MDLZ; Food Production industry

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) East Hanover, NJ

• Lead U.S. pipeline development related to emerging science, claims and positioning
for health and wellness innovation.
• Develop and advance H&W strategies for key topics aligned to business priorities.
• Support consumer and health professional H&W web communications.
• Build partnerships with relevant external organizations.

Associate Professor, Foods and Nutrition

College of Saint Elizabeth

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2005August 2013 (8 years 1 month) College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ

• Undergraduate/ Graduate Instructor food science, nutrition, food safety, food laws,research,&cultural foods.
• Interim Graduate Program Director and Advisor (2011-2012)
• Managed graduate research projects and students in food science and nutrition.
• Created and launched novel service learning projects to support community foodbanks.
• Online instructor with novel applications in food science and cultural foods courses.
• Instructor and Proctor for the National Restaurant Association, ServSafe® Exam.
• Key member of strategic planning committee to re-develop entire General Education program.
• Member of Academic Life, General Education sub-committees, New Faculty Search committees.

Creative Consumer

Ideas To Go, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Market Research industry

January 2005May 2011 (6 years 5 months) Morristown, NJ

• Project work as a "creative" for wide range of consumer products.
• Trained to use mulitiple techniques for the creative process.

Product Development Scientist

M&M/Mars

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Consumer Goods industry

January 1995September 2003 (8 years 9 months) Hackettstown, NJ

• Product development scientist for chocolate, sugar, and sugar-free confections.
• Member of cross-functional team that developed and launched Aqua Drops™ hard candy.
• Innovation research for oral health care and licensable technologies.
• Managed extensive flavor programs with outside vendors.
• Maintained existing Mars Chocolate brands (Snickers®, 3-Musketeers®, Mars Almond Bars®).

Sonia Hartunian-Sowa's Honors and Awards

  • Certified Food Scientist, CFS

    • February 2003
  • Coaching and Mentoring Award

    M&M/ Mars
    • 1998
  • Pillsbury Fellowship in Cereal Science and Technology

    The Pillsbury Co.
    • 1991
  • American Association of Cereal Chemists Graduate Fellowship

    AACC
    • 1993
  • National 1st Place Team Winner – IFT Product Development Contest

    IFT
    • 1992
  • Agnes Frances Carlin Fellowship: ISU Food Science Graduate Scholastic Award

    Iowa State University
    • 1990
  • Iowa State University Science and Math Award

    ISU
    • 1985

Sonia Hartunian-Sowa's Publications

  • Confectionery Product Having a Salivation Region and an Oral Comfort Region.

    • US Patent 20030118628, Application.
    • June 26, 2003
    Authors: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, Julie A. Bratton, Jean Lee, Kevin J. Stanton, Nurhan Pinar Tutuncu
  • Environmentally-induced variation in starch and non-starch polysaccharide content in wheat.

    • J. Cereal Sci., 26(1):47.
    • 1997
    Authors: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, Coles, G. D.,, Jamieson, P. D., Hay, A. J., Fulcher, R. G., Atwell, W. A.
  • Serious cereal science.

    • Prepared Foods, 163(11):49-52.
    • 1994
  • Characterization of starch isolated from oat groats with different amounts of lipids.

    • Cereal Chemistry, 69(5):521-527.
    • 1992
    Authors: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, White, P. J.
  • Influence of monoglycerides of different chain lengths on texture and flavor of breads made from waxy cornstarch.

    • Starch/Stärke, 42(2):53-56.
    • 1990
    Authors: Sonia Hartunian-Sowa, White, P. J., Batres, L. V.

Sonia Hartunian-Sowa's Skills & Expertise

  1. Nutrition
  2. Sensory Evaluation
  3. Food
  4. Food Science
  5. Food Safety
  6. Nutrition Education
  7. Confectionery
  8. Food Technology
  9. Flavors
  10. Product Development

Sonia Hartunian-Sowa's Education

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Ph.D., Food Science

19911995

• Cereal chemistry and carbohydrate research.
• Researched the variation in structure and distribution of wheat nonstarch polysaccharides.
• Pillsbury Fellowship in Cereal Science and Technology

Activities and Societies: IFT, AACC, Sigma Xi

Iowa State University

Master of Science (M.S.), Food Science

19891991

• Starch Chemistry research.
• Characterization of starch isolated from oat groats with different amounts of lipids.

Activities and Societies: IFT, AACC, Sigmi Xi

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Food Science

19851989

• Undergraduate research on bread staling and starch chemistry.
• Influence of monoglycerides of different chain lengths on texture and flavor of breads made from waxy cornstarch.

Activities and Societies: IFT, AACC, Sigma Xi, Kappa Kappa Gamma

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