Mellanie Garner is a regulatory scientist in the Regulatory Operations/Raw Ingredients group in Research and Development at Avon Products, Inc. In her time at Avon she was responsible for global regulations on new raw ingredients for consumer products, including color; skincare; and hair care products. Garner enjoys working with her global partners across the world in reviewing ingredients for safe and regulated use. She leads a team of devoted scientists, chemists, and engineers in helping and encouraging girls and boys into pursuing and sticking to STEM careers, as well by being visual examples. Garner currently is a senior scientist at Cargill in the personal care product group. At Cargill she oversees US and Latin America ingredient regulations. Garner received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.P.H. in Behavioral Health from New York Medical College.