Jessica Gutierrez

Jessica Gutierrez is a Faculty Research Assistant with the Sensory & Consumer Research team at the Oregon State University Food Innovation Center (FIC), where she conducts consumer acceptability and preference testing using their database of over 40,000 consumers in the Portland metro area. Using an experimental approach, they measure consumer response to food and beverage products following ASTM guidelines. At the FIC, their mission is supporting local food and beverage companies in the Pacific Northwest and guiding their product optimization. The FIC conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis using data that is collected from their sensory evaluation studies.