Narwankar named CPS award recipient


By Jennifer Reynolds

Communication Professional for the Center for Food Safety

Food Science Ph.D. student Revati Narwankar has been named a recipient of the Center for Produce Safety’s 2022 Professional Development Program award. Narwankar, who conducts her research at the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety, was one of eight selected for the program that CPS says was designed to provide “young professionals the opportunity to develop and improve engagement, gain insight, knowledge and career skills with the fresh produce safety community.”

The award is open to Ph.D., master's and postdoctoral researchers who are working with a CPS-funded principal or co-investigator. Narwankar was eligible to apply for the award through her advisor and CFS faculty member Malak Esseili who is funded through CPS.

Narwankar will attend the 2022 CPS Research Symposium later this month in San Diego, California where she will have the opportunity to network with food safety professionals in both the public and private sectors and to present her career goals before a live audience. 

After graduating from UGA, Narwankar hopes to work in food safety where she plans to research “solutions to current food safety issues.” She hopes this opportunity with CPS will help her build connections that will lead to a satisfying and productive career.