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July 8, 2020
Dear Northern California Section Leader,
Congratulations! The Northern California Section is being recognized as a 2019-2020 Section of Excellence. This recognition symbolizes your section's commitment to IFT, your section members, and the food science and technology profession.
The Northern California Section is a vibrant community of dedicated professionals that embody the spirit of IFT. The events you hold throughout the year, your exemplary volunteers, your dedication to students, and your excellence in leadership demonstrate your ongoing devotion to ensuring that your section will flourish for years to come.
To receive these designations, the section must meet or exceed several criteria, including holding a variety of events throughout the year and demonstrating exemplary volunteer service. The full list of recognized sections will be published to the Section Recognition page on ift.org. Please contact us for the Section of Excellence award logo.
We know that the success of the Northern California Section would not be possible without the hard work put in by all of your section's volunteer leaders. Keep up the good work!
Kate Dockins, CAE, IOM
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Congratulations to Nikoo on her selection as NCIFT Member of the Year for 2020!
It is hard to find a more professional, hard-working and dedicated person than Nikoo. She strongly stands for integrity and professionalism while she is always available to assist those moving up and forward. She is also a wonderfully enlightened and pleasant colleague with stick-to-it ethical standards that are above reproach. Combine that with her amazing interpersonal skills, genuine warmth, and broad professional network, and you have a reliable resource for any organizational goal you may want to achieve.
Nikoo is a food scientist by education with a great passion for the science of food. Having one foot in pharmaceutical quality, and the other in the food industry, she put her efforts into transferring her knowledge of advanced pharmaceutical quality systems to the food industry, especially after the FSMA mandate.
Despite her demanding positions in Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries, Nikoo maintained her connection to the food industry and IFT. She started serving at IFT as a graduate student representative at the IFT chapter in Vancouver, British Columbia, during her PhD program. She joined NCIFT after moving to the Bay Area. Within the last six years, she has been a member of NCIFT board of directors, serving as Director at Large, President Elect, President and Past President. She put her heart into promoting NCIFT in the Northern California food community and enhancing NCIFT’s outreach.
Nikoo is a true believer in the power of inclusion and collaboration in running a successful organization, such as NCIFT. Examples are her leadership in collaborative efforts to create impactful events from the annual symposium and suppliers’ night to the professional event and student activities. She believes fun community events are good vehicles for effective technical education while building bridges and professional networks.
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