My experience with livestock started with horses. I've been riding horses since I was young and worked with therapeutic riding horses when I was in high school. Originally when I went to college at Virginia Tech, I planned to study Chemistry, but my desire to work with animals led me to change majors to Animal and Poultry Sciences. Whenever I was home from college, I worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon with their Livestock division and gained experience with a wider variety of livestock including mules, pigs, sheep, poultry, and cattle. After undergrad, I went to the University of Missouri to complete a Masters degree in Animal Sciences focusing in beef cattle reproduction. From 2018-2022, I taught as the Animal and Avian Sciences Lab Course Coordinator at the University of Maryland teaching a variety of lab courses such as Principles of Animal Sciences Lab and Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Lab. As farm manager, I enjoy applying my knowledge of Animal Sciences and continuing teaching with the Sheep Management lab.