University of California, Davis
Leticia Chacón Rodríguez
MS in Food Sciences (Enology emphasis), UC Davis.
BS in Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autonóma de México, Mexico City.
Leticia, a wine professional with more than 20 years of experience in the California, joined the University of California, Davis as Winemaker/Winery Manager on 2019. Previously, Leticia was Director of Operations at Safe Harbor Wine Storage, where she oversaw the operations from harvest to bottling; developed and educated the team on Food Safety and Industrial Safety Programs. Leticia has been part of the Winemaking team for Treasury Wine States, E&J Gallo Winery, Golden State Vintners (now Wine Group) and Delicato Family Vineyards.
Leticia is an active member for the American Society for Viticulture and Enology (ASEV), a professional society dedicated to the interests of enologist, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production. She is past President (2012-2013) for this Society, and she has served as a Poster Chair for the National Conference, Best Paper Award Committee, Program Development Committee for the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, among others. She enjoys her free time with her husband and her two young sons in various activities like cooking, reading, swimming, biking, watching movies, attending symphony orchestra concerts, among others.