LaShonda T. Cureton

Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022

LaShonda T. Cureton

By Daily Record Staff

//August 24, 2022

LaShonda T. Cureton

Lead Chemist

U.S. Federal Government

LaShonda Cureton has worked with leading scientific experts all over the world to develop a global collection of standards, guidelines, and codes of practice that protect consumer health and promote fair practices in the food trade.

With her Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and B.S. in chemistry from Clemson University, Cureton now works for the federal government protecting public health by ensuring safety, efficacy, and security of the nation’s food supply.

For the last five years, she has served as a technical expert and rapporteur for the international committee to support the review and evaluation of over 5,000 food additive provisions that are used in global food products in international trade.

She is also the scholarship committee chair for the Junior League of Baltimore and is its fundraising council vice president-elect.

“While serving as the scholarship committee chair, I transformed the way the organization approached our scholarship initiative by encouraging more engagement with the scholarship recipients once they entered college, by offering more than a single scholarship, and by providing support to high school students identifying as  female  before entering college,” said Cureton. “These changes modeled deeper community impact for the organization.”

She is a secretary and committee chair for the Psi Phi Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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