Staff

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Stephanie Clark

Stephanie Clark, ISU Creamery Director, envisions the Creamery as a place to prepare Iowa State students for careers in the food and dairy sciences. Her passion for dairy started as she grew up on small farm in Massachusetts, where she first started making cheese from milk of her dairy goats.Today, Dr. Clark is an internationally sought expert in dairy foods processing, safety, and quality. Along the way, Dr. Clark earned her Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University and was an Associate Professor at Washington State University. In Spring 2016, Dr. Clark was promoted to professor and awarded the Virginia M. Gladney endowed professorship, which she has used to launch the micro-creamery.

At Iowa State, Dr. Clark teaches courses in dairy products, scientific communication, and sensory evaluation of foods.She has been the research advisor of more than 35 undergraduate, 20 M.S., and six Ph.D.students. She has advised successful food product development and dairy products evaluation teams at WSU and at ISU.

Dr. Clark researches dairy products' chemistry, microbiology, processing and sensory evaluation. She is the Associate Director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center and an active member of the American Dairy Science Association and the Institute of Food Technologists. She has been the technical advisor of the American Cheese Society Judging & Competition since 2011 and chaired the committee from 2016-2018.

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Sarah Canova

As the Business Administrator, Sarah Canova oversees the day-to-day operations of the Creamery. Her career in the food industry started on her family farm where they raised beef cattle, swine, and sheep. While attending Iowa State University, her passion for the dairy industry took root. She competed on the Dairy Products Evaluation Team and worked with Dr. Clark on her dairy research. After working in research and development in the meat industry, Sarah returned to Iowa State to help launch the Creamery. She holds an MBA and BS in Food Science from Iowa State. When not at the Creamery, she enjoys time with family, working on her family farm, and gardening.

“It is so exciting to be developing an opportunity for incoming ISU students to learn about dairy manufacturing during their time on campus. They will have a great experience learning about all steps of the process: formulation, production, inventory control, and marketing of the retail business.”

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Ruth MacDonald

Associate Dean for Personnel and Finance for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University, Dr. Ruth MacDonald continues to play a major role in re-establishing the Iowa State University Creamery.

Student staff

Jill Ardueser
Jill Ardueser - Production Student Manager

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Dietetics

Hometown: Ottumwa, IA

Favorite Flavor: 1858

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: The benches outside of the Food Science building

Taylor Bockelman
Taylor Bockelman

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Nutritional Science

Hometown: Farmington, MN

Favorite Flavor: ChampionCHIP Kyven Dough

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: On central campus!

Yureni
Yureni Carvajal - Production Student Manager

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Food Science

Hometown: Humboldt, IA

Favorite Flavor: Lemon Berry bLASt

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: The Creamery

Kynzie
Kynzie Cole

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Richfield, WI

Favorite Flavor: Human Sci Sweet Cherry Pie

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: During Classes

Jacob Fjeld
Jacob Fjeld

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Agriculture Education - Communication Option

Hometown: Iowa Falls, IA

Favorite Flavor: Wintersgreen

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Central campus in a hammock is the best place to enjoy creamery ice cream!

Shafer
Shafer Helms

Graduation Year: 2025

Major: Culinary Food Science

Hometown: Denver, CO

Favorite Flavor: Anything with chocolate

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Student Innovation Center

Jazmin
Jazmin Lambertson

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Food Science

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite Flavor: Lemon Berry bLASt

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Outside the memorial union facing the lake with friends

Courtney
Nicole Lorang

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Chemical Engineering with a Food Science minor

Hometown: Eagan, MN

Favorite Flavor: Marston Mash

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Walking around central campus.

Anna Mlodzik
Anna Mlodzik - Retail Student Manager

Graduation year: Spring 2023

Major: Dietetics

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Favorite flavor: Wintersgreen

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: A bench near Lake Laverne

Lindsey Weymouth
Lindsey Weymouth

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Food Science

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Favorite Flavor: Cardinal Tracks

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Central Campus while hammocking!

Emily
Emily Tapken

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Dietetics

Hometown: Waterloo, IA

Favorite Flavor: Peanut Butter

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Central Campus

Courtney
Courtney Wuebker

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Animal Science

Hometown: Story City, IA

Favorite Flavor: Alma Mater Baklava

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: While walking to class.

Celeste Chadwick
Celeste Chadwick

Graduation Year: 2022

Major: Food Science and French

Hometown: Iowa City

Favorite Flavor: Marston Mash

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: In the food science courtyard

Amy Yepez-Gomez
Amy Yepez-Gomez

Graduation Year: 2024
Major: Food Science
Hometown: Marshalltown, IA
Favorite Flavor: Pasture Bedtime
Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Central Campus

Advait Anand
Advait Anand

Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Food Science

Hometown: Kerala, India

Favorite Flavor: Homecoming

Favorite place on campus to enjoy creamery ice cream: Memorial Union