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2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Camila Jarrin, 26

Sterilization Engineer, Elite Spice, Jessup, Md., AS Arts & Science, Pasco-Hernando Community College, BS Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

By Amanda Pelliccione September 17, 2020
Camila Jarrin, 26, Sterilization Engineer, Elite Spice, Jessup, Md., AS Arts & Science, Pasco-Hernando Community College, BS Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

2020 Engineering Leader Under 40: Camila Jarrin, 26
Sterilization Engineer
Elite Spice
Jessup, Md.
AS Arts & Science, Pasco-Hernando Community College
BS Chemical Engineering, University of South Florida

Having only been working at Elite Spice for 3 years, Camila has created and managed the thermal treatment process for low moisture food products to be later used in seasoning blends manufactured at the Jessup facility. She also manages the internal documentation, regulatory guidelines and inventory of all irradiated material for the entire company. Camila works on ongoing validation work conducted at Elite Spice on spices and other seasoning ingredients to prevent food-borne illnesses such as Salmonella and E. coli via treatment processes.

Fun fact: Born in Ecuador, Camila emigrated to the U.S. with her family at the age of 9. She was the first person in her immediate family to obtain a bachelor’s degree and looks forward to voting in her first election, as she became an American citizen in 2019.


Amanda Pelliccione
Author Bio: Amanda is the Research Director and Project Manager of Awards Programs for CFE Media and its publications.