Lisa Rosenberg, 29

Product Development Senior Scientist, PepsiCo



Lisa Rosenberg always loved being in the kitchen. In her teens, she watched a lot of cooking shows, and when she got older, she worked in restaurants. “But the life of a chef is not what I wanted,” she says. She was also good in science, so the Corning, NY, native combined the two, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food science. “It’s the best of both worlds,” says Rosenberg.

Now, as a product development senior scientist on PepsiCo’s global citrus team, she is the lead product developer for several global products. “A typical day is being on the bench, formulating, putting documents together, tasting the products to make sure they meet internal standards, and collaborating with my partners around the globe,” she says. In 2017, Rosenberg completed a six-month assignment in the United Arab Emirates, launching two Quaker Oats products there.

She’s twice been selected an outstanding section volunteer with the Institute of Food Technologists and currently serves as the chair of the New York section, which has more than 1,000 members. She also finds time to mentor a high school student in Yonkers.

And if that isn’t enough to keep her busy, Rosenberg recently completed her second master’s, in business administration, at Fordham. The MBA, she says, “is the complement to make me understand the business needs better.”

Her goal is to move into management, perhaps in R&D. “I’d love to be a VP one day,” she says.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Frank Valenti, 28

President Valcon Contracting Corp. and 808 Social

John Vitale, 28

Vice President, Sterling National Bank

Lisa Rosenberg, 29

Product Development Senior Scientist, PepsiCo

John Roland Sanchez, 29

Senior Account Manager, Zachys Wine & Liquor

Jaime Urteaga, 27

Founder/CEO Digital Chair

Adam Chau, 29

Program Manager Clay Arts Center

Evan Popham, 24

Regional Demand Manager, Heineken USA

Christine Sanders, 29

Vice President, Administration, United Hebrew

Jay G. Wegimont, 26

Staff Assistant Congressman Eliot L. Engel

Paul-Anthony Présendieu-Cuesta, 27

Director of Community Gardening Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County

Frank D’Agostino, 26

Yonkers Firefighter, Co-Owner Transform Fitness and Training, Co-Founder The Style Society

Jirandy Martinez, 29

Executive Director, Community Resource Center

David Krinick, 29

Owner, Mesh Print Studio

Julie Vandak, 29

Co-Owner Groom Spot

Shanae V. Williams, 28

Yonkers City Councilwoman

Stephen Ferri, 27

Associate Producer/Resident Music Director, White Plains Performing Arts Center

Rafael De La Rosa 28

Senior Product Manager Ask Applications

Sahar Malek, 29

Director of Professional and Support Services, Westchester Medical Center

Emilie Berner, 29

Chef & Coordinator, Chef Peter X. Kelly Teaching Kitchen NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Kristen Sottile, 28

Senior Analyst Westmed Medical Group

Laura Madonna Giardullo, 28

Owner, Bare Skin and Laser

Ananth Sridhar, 29

Senior Manager, New Products Planning, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Edit Module