Kathleen Slingerland develops strategies and comprehensive dossiers for color additives in her role as Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Program Lead – Color Deployment at Mars Wrigley Confectionery. Outside of work, Kathleen enjoys live music and nearly all outdoor activities. She volunteers at multiple organizations for scientific and environmental causes, and hopes to help improve scientific literacy in current and future generations.
Kathleen holds a Master of Public Health Degree in the Environmental Health Sciences from the University of Minnesota, where she focused in Toxicology & Global Health. Kathleen obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology from Drake University. Prior to her current role, Kathleen has held toxicology and regulatory positions in global medical device and chemical industries.