Taryn Horr
Taryn L. Horr
Senior Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
  • Bowie, MD

Ms. Horr has a strong background in food science and engineering. Her responsibilities include providing data analysis and research on a wide variety of topics, including root cause analysis and food borne illness investigations.

Prior to joining the team at Exponent, Ms. Horr worked as a Production Supervisor for Maple Leaf Foods at their bakery in Roanoke, Virginia. She managed the production of a variety of private label and general frozen bread products for many different clients on two lines. Her duties included managing production shifts, enforcing good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and performing root cause analysis.

Ms. Horr received a B.S in Biological Systems Engineering with a concentration in Bioprocessing from Virginia Tech. She has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in 2013 and is an Engineer in Training (E.I.T). While at school, she worked collaboratively as a team in the design of a peanut processing facility outside of Kampala, Uganda. The design included equipment suggestions, building layout, and the design of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan. During her studies, she also gained experience in laboratory research by developing, carrying out and analyzing the results of an experiment in the size optimization of poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA) nanoparticles.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2013, cum laude

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 2014

Publications

Horr T, Szanyi N. Scale up of a peanut processing plant in Uganda. Presented at the 2013 NABEC-ASABE Annual Meeting, Altoona, PA, June 17, 2013.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers—ASABE (member)

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2013, cum laude

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 2014