Amanda matriculated in 2006 and completed her undergraduate in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) in 2010. She then switched over to Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology for her PhD, and studied cocoa butter crystallisation in collaboration with Nestlé PTC York. Upon finishing her PhD in 2014, she joined Cambridge Consultants as a Technology Analyst in the Strategy, Innovation and Process group. She was later transferred to the Analytical Engineering Group to help build the Applied Chemistry capability of the division. She currently works at Pepsico as a Materials and Process Chemist. Her main area of focus is to build up the Physical Chemistry / Chemical Engineering capability of the Analytical Team, and to help drive innovation via experimental research. Amanda has worked on both consulting and technical projects ranging from Food & Beverage to Industrial Applications. She is also a member of the TEA committee and is happy to talk to anyone considering joining the committee.