Project Manager: Keisha Rose Harrison

 

Keisha-Rose Harrison, MS is a PhD candidate of Fermentation Science in the Food Science & Technology Department at Oregon State University (OSU). She received a BA in Cell Biology & Biochemistry from Rice University and a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Houston. 

Keisha’s love of microbiology and home brewing led her to her current field of study at OSU. She joined Dr. Chris Curtin’s lab to combine her love of Kombucha and Molecular Biology. She aims to develop a categorical system for Kombucha by first assessing the level of microbial diversity that varies from SCOBY to SCOBY. Currently, Keisha is collecting samples from across North America to identify the bacteria and yeast that live within our commercial breweries. She believes to get at the heart of Kombucha, we have to get better acquainted with it first!

Technical Writer: Kaci Holub

My name is Kaci Holub. I am a Technical Writer for Kombucha Brewing International. I have an insane love of body movement and creativity in all of the arts, and I graduated from BYU-I studying Voice.

Technical Writer: Abigail Banks

Abigail Banks has her MPH in Community Health Sciences (2014, University of Illinois at Chicago) and BA in Sociology (2011, Rice University). Her educational and professional experience lies mainly in research, including the social determinants of health and patient-centered outcomes. Her interest in the social determinants of health extends to the sociocultural environment and trends, consumption, and safety of food and drink items.