Carnegie Mellon University

Janine Jelks-Seale

Janine Jelks-Seale

Former Research & Development Engineer at General Mills

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Consumer Products, Food


Janine previously worked as a Research & Development Engineer for General Mills—one of the largest consumer products manufacturers and marketers in the world with over 100 brands that you know and love. Janine’s food manufacturing  and product development experience covered soup to nuts from product improvement and new product development roles within General Mills’ Meals Division supporting Progresso Soup, Hamburger Helper, and Wanchai Ferry brands to a role in the Snacks Division leading R&D productivity efforts for Chex Mix, Bugles, and Gardetto’s brands. She also has prior R&D experience with Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide brands, Stayfree and Aveeno.

  • Product ideation, product design, new product development, ingredient sourcing and manufacturing

  • Product maintenance and product improvement

  • Productivity, holistic margin management, and continuous improvement

  • Consumer and market research


Janine holds a Master of Science in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University with a focus on Economic Development and received a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.