Juan Archila is a first-year Ph.D. student in Food Science and Technology at the Ohio State University. In 2019, he received his B.S. from Zamorano University, Honduras, where he majored in Food Science and Technology. Through the “learning by doing” program philosophy, Juan had the opportunity to work at Zamorano in different working modules, from the field to food processing facilities. After graduating from Zamorano, Juan served as an assistant in the food microbiology lab/class at Louisiana State University. In 2021, Juan received his M.S. from Purdue University, where he specialized in the human factor of Food Safety. His master’s thesis focused on using different tools for needs assessments and evaluating an intervention for consumers’ food safety.
As a Graduate Research Associate and Ph.D. student with CFI, Juan is currently working on the PESAR project. He is also getting involved in the Dairy section of the TARTARE project. Outside of school, Juan enjoys walking with his dog, swimming, and traveling.