Julia B. Olayanju is a geneticist, entrepreneur and educator. She is an expert in the area of nutrigenomics with interest in consumer food trends, food technology and food innovation.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and a second Bachelor's degree in Genetics. She graduated with a Masters degree in Molecular Biology from West Texas A & M University and a PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University.
She is the Founder & COO at FoodNiche Inc. a marketplace that creates opportunity for millions of home cooks to discover and authentically engage with food brands. She is passionate about facilitating thought-provoking conversations on creating a healthier and sustainable food future. She is the organizer of the Food Health and Technology Summit, an annual event that connects food industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientist and nutritionists to facilitate networking, collaboration and learning opportunities.
Julia is an Adjunct Professor of Genetics at Kean University. She is also a contributor at Forbes, where she writes about innovation, research and ventures creating a healthier food trends.
She is happily married to Bunmi Olayanju, they live in New Jersey with their two sons.