Science Career Talk- July.27th, 2016

Science Career Talk
July.27th, 2016

During Science Career Talks, science alumni working in the industry speak to science students and graduates about the career paths they have pursued and how they have navigated their job search. Since many jobs are not publicly advertised, networking often plays a major role in how students and graduates find jobs and careers that fit their interests and values.

Robyn Brockerville
Operational Food Safety Coordinator
Menu Development and Nutritional Consultant
Smoothie Factory, Downtown, St.John's

Roles within the company:

Store manager
- Schedule, train, and monitor/aid staff in daily operation of store.
- Research and evaluate products for store use
- Program and update POS system as needed
- Created and maintain costing for made in-store products
- Other daily duties typical at a management level

Nutritional Consultant
- Serve as a source of nutrition related information for staff and customers
- Knowledgeable on all products carried and produced in-store with regards to nutritional benefits, content and allergen/dietary limitation information.
- Provide and prepare recipes that align with the goals and values of Smoothie Factory as a healthy-option food provider
- Manage all special dietary customer requests (gluten-free, etc.)

Menu Development Consultant
- Created additional menu items for the lunch menu
- Composed menu items and designed physical catering menu,
based on local market research and costing performed

Operational Food Safety Manager
- Analyzed store processes and created HACCP plan for all
relevant store operations
- Created and enforce the use of staff food safety record keeping

*For more information, please see Robyn's LinkedIn profile.

Megan Lafferty
Conservation Biologist
Nature Conservancy of Canada

Megan is a Conservation Biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Prior to this role, she was the Acting Program Director with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. She also completed her internship with this company. Megan held a position as a Rural, Remote & Aboriginal Outreach Coordinator with Let's Talk Science and was a Biology Lab Demonstrator with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Kimberly Orren
Executive Director
Fishing for Success at Island Rooms of Petty Harbour

Kimberly has experience as a Graduate Research Assistant, a High School Science Teacher and holds various certificates such as U.S. Coast Guard, License, Professional Educator's Certificate in Biology (grades 6-12) and Chemistry (grades 6-12), Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, and Project Learning Tree, Florida Black Bear & Florida Schoolyard Wildlife Educator. She also has various volunteer experiences such as Board Member of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Tourism Association, Member of Gulf of Mexico Alliance Environmental Team and Consult, co-author, co-presenter of Project Learning Tree.


Faculty of Science

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000