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Ph.D., Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, California, (in progress).
B.S., Neuroscience and Behavior, Minors: Psychology, Dairy Management; University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 2016.
I conduct novel research investigating better and innovative ways to feed dairy calves to help inform science-based decisions about animal welfare. My research focuses on the short- and long-term behavioral effects of forage provision during the milk-fed period, and has helped to establish comprehensive feeding-related time budgets and intake patterns for dairy calves.
In the course of my PhD, I have sourced international collaborations for my work, designed a feeding enrichment device for cattle, mentored 30 undergraduate students, and assisted in developing a comprehensive nationwide dairy welfare auditor training program run by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization.