Navjot earned her masters from the University of Manitoba focusing on investigating the effect of heat treatments on the functionality of pulses and grains.
After finishing her studies, Navjot worked as a Product Commercialization Consultant in the Department of Agriculture with the Government of Manitoba. Navjot has managed several projects on lab trials and pilot plant scale-up of protein extraction, lexicon development, market research and capacity building under the Manitoba Protein Advantage Strategy. Navjot has also worked on developing plant-based meat analogues, sports drinks and dairy alternates and introduced new service lines in the laboratories. Demonstrating her interest in research and academia, Navjot contributed to designing the new post-secondary courses for Assiniboine Community College to address Manitoba’s food processing labour shortage.
Navjot is passionate about fostering innovation in protein ingredients and products to enable the agriculture and food industry in Canada to grow rapidly. In her spare time, Navjot loves to go for hikes explore nature’s beauty and play badminton.