Nicole Richard Biography
As the Research Associate/Food Safety Specialist with the Food Safety Education and Research Program at the University of Rhode Island, Richard’s work includes research and outreach programming. She has been involved in numerous food-safety related needs assessment projects which resulted in the development of resources and programming for target audiences (e.g. home gardeners, educators, consumers, and seafood and produce industries). Her lab-based research has primarily focused on the evaluation of biochemical and microbiological quality and safety parameters of seafood. She coordinates food safety outreach activities, which include food safety training for foodservice workers, home food preservation workshops, and more recently, food entrepreneur workshops (a collaboration with UMass). She is involved with the Rhode Island Good Agricultural Practices training for local growers and coordinates planning of the Rhode Island Food Safety Task Force’s annual conferences.