The Cultivation Corridor was thousands of miles away from home. Tatiana knew she had to go.
A Paris native, by 2007, Tatiana had earned a bachelor’s degree in organic chemistry, another in marketing, and a master’s degree in cosmetic chemistry. This highly specialized combination of expertise made Tatiana a valuable prospect for Kemin, the Des Moines-based global nutrition and ingredients company.
While working at the company’s Herentals, Belgium, location, Kemin offered her a position at its global headquarters. She did some quick research on the Cultivation Corridor and immediately applied. Tatiana is now a senior marketing communications specialist at Kemin’s Crop Technologies division, and promotes Kemin’s plant-based products on a global scale.
“Iowa is the perfect place to be.”
Tatiana’s job in the Corridor connects her frequently to other parts of the world, giving her a unique perspective on Iowa’s impact on health and food science and supply chains. Aside from introducing her to new people, new science and a new home, Tatiana’s move has also opened a world of possibilities.
“I wanted to see the real U.S. and take my career in a new direction,” she says. “Acting as an intermediary between scientists here to provide solutions everywhere, especially for a global company with so many opportunities, is something that isn’t possible in a lot of other places. For me, Iowa is the perfect place to be.”