Alexandra Tudor is the Director of Business Development at TEQ Analytical Labs in Denver, Colorado. She manages the daily operations of the microbiology lab and oversees the research and development arm of the lab, completing AOAC style validation projects on a variety of food and cannabis matrices. Alex is an active member of several technical committees, including ISO TC34/SC9, Working Group 3 for method validation and the AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbiology. Alex is also a volunteer for the AOAC CASP Microbial Contaminants working group and a member of the IAFP PDG for method validation and verification. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in Food Safety and Microbiology from Colorado State University, and a Master of Science in Food Microbiology from Texas Tech University.