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Monipel Babb

Graduate Research Assistant

Ricks Hall- Graduate Suite


Monipel Babb is an Ed.D Agriculture Education and Extension graduate student at NC State University whose research area is on low-moisture food safety in the food supply chain. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology from KNUST, Ghana, a Master’s degree in Food Quality Management Systems from KNUST, Ghana, and a second master’s degree in Agriculture from Washington State University, USA (Emphasis in Food Microbiology). She also has diverse work experience in Global G.A.P, Organic and Retail Food Safety Audits, and consultation. Over the years, she volunteered on various USAID Farmer-to-Farmer programs in several countries and works with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a partner of the Feeding America program. Monipel creates an extension of her career to advocate for youth and women empowerment on media platforms. She is a generational thinker, and networker, and loves to work with determined teams and professionals to build dynamic initiatives that drive positive changes to the food and agriculture industry.

Professional Honors/Offices/Recognitions

  • Aug 2016 to June 2017 – Cornell University Hubert Humphrey Program

Selected Publications

  • Singh, A., Sekhon, A. S., Unger, P., Babb, M., Yang, Y., & Michael, M. (2020). Impact of gas micro‐nano‐bubbles on the efficacy of commonly used antimicrobials in the food industry. Journal of Applied Microbiology.
  • Sekhon, A. S., Singh, A., Unger, P., Babb, M., Yang, Y., & Michael, M. (2020). Survival and thermal resistance of Salmonella in dry and hydrated nonfat dry milk and whole milk powder during extended storage. International Journal of Food Microbiology.
  • Unger, P., Sekhon, A. S., Singh, A., Babb, M., Yang, Y., & Michael, M. (2020). Validation of brownie baking step for controlling Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Food Science and Nutrition.


BSc Food Science and Technology Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

MSc Food Quality Management System Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

MS Agriculture Washington State University

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Agricultural Education
  • Food Safety