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ISD Staff Spotlight: Roland Carlson helps provide high-quality data at CDFA Food Safety Laboratory

NAME: Roland Carlson YEARS AT CDFA: 15 PROGRAM: Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety (FS) Laboratory TITLE: Senior Environmental Scientist HOW DO YOU WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD SUPPLY? Our FS laboratories ensure the safety of produce sold in … Continue reading

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CDFA scientist Roland Carlson published as co-author in multi-laboratory study to increase analysis abilities

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry (CAC) Food Safety Laboratory Senior Environmental Scientist Roland Carlson is published as a co-author in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for the article, “Multilaboratory Collaborative Study of … Continue reading

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Dr. Barzin Moradi, CDFA Center for Analytical Chemistry Branch Chief, plans to utilize professional coaching certification for staff development

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Center for Analytical Chemistry Branch Chief Barzin Moradi, Ph.D., recently completed the UC Davis Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program. During the six-month program, Barzin demonstrated coaching abilities at the Professional … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Justin Petty helps assure safe and effective fertilizing materials are available in California

NAME: Justin Petty YEARS AT CDFA: 12.5 PROGRAM: Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program TITLE: Special Investigator HOW DO YOU WORK FOR THE CALIFORNIA FOOD SUPPLY? I educate and regulate producers of fertilizing materials to assure safe and effective products are available … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Kiley Potter helps counties with CDFA agreements

NAME: Kiley Potter YEARS AT CDFA: 15 PROGRAM: Inspection & Compliance Branch Support Team TITLE: Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) – Branch Contract Analyst USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: In tandem with raising kids and a small farm, I spend my days working with counties regarding the … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Elisa Gollub supports efforts to connect everyone with fresh, California-grown produce that is accessible and affordable

NAME: Elisa Gollub, Ph.D. YEARS AT CDFA: Almost 2.5 years PROGRAM: Office of Farm to Fork TITLE: Impact & Communications Lead / Research Data Specialist II USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: I try to take a walking break or walking meeting most … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Ted Bert is proud to work on a team whose members value and respect each other

NAME: Ted Bert YEARS AT CDFA: 8 PROGRAM: Feed, Fertilizer and Livestock Drugs Regulatory Services (FFLDRS) branch / Feed and Livestock Drugs TITLE: Environmental Scientist USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: Day-to-day activities involve routine inspections at firms throughout my area to ensure … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Karina Macias Arroyo

NAME: Karina Macias Arroyo YEARS AT CDFA: 2 PROGRAM: Inspection Services Division (ISD) Administration Unit TITLE: Staff Services Analyst USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: Review and submit inter-agency governmental forms, log and file documents, provide weekly updates, work on HR packets when … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Stephen Siegel’s best memories on the job are from collaborating with fellow CAC scientists

NAME: Stephen Siegel YEARS AT CDFA: 24 PROGRAM: Center for Analytical Chemistry – Environmental Safety Laboratory, Environmental Analysis TITLE: Sr. Environmental Scientist (Supervisor) USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: During a typical day at the lab, I usually do some organizing/planning, reviewing/releasing sample … Continue reading

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ISD Staff Spotlight: Richard Sang memorable moment is touring fruit processing facility serviced by Shipping Point Inspection

NAME: Richard Sang YEARS AT CDFA: 11 PROGRAM: Inspection & Compliance Branch – Shipping Point Inspection Program TITLE: Staff Services Analyst USUAL DAILY ACTIVITIES: Maintaining the billing system; generating invoices and account statements; performing account reconciliations; maintaining accounts receivable files … Continue reading

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