AMSA Member since:

  • Professional member since 2010 Student member from 2008-2010

Current AMSA Committees:

  • Webinar Advisory Board Committee Co-Chair (2013-Present)
  • ICOMST communications sub-committee (2017-Present)
  • AMSA Student Board Industry Advisor (2017-Present)
  • C. Boyd Ramsey RMC Scholarship Graduate Award Selection Committee (2019)

Previous AMSA Committees

  • Website and Information Committee Chair (2013-2015)
  • Student Fundraising Committee (2009-2010)
  • Student Leadership Events Committee (2009-2010)
  • Student Social Committee (2008-200 9)

RMC Participation in past five years

  • I have sat on the RMC Planning Committee over the past five years. I have had the opportunity to participate in site visits as the advisor for the student board in 2017 and 2018 and advise them in coordinating student events for RMC. In addition I participated in site visits for RMC in 2016 and 2015.
  • I coordinated concurrent sessions for the 2016 and 2017 RMC on “Transparency in the Meat Industry; Where we are, Where we have come and where we are going” and “Consumer Messaging workshop” respectively.
  • Worked closely in coordinating the “Meat Scientist Media Training” for the 2014 RMC.
  • 2016 Reciprocation Session Speaker on the State of the Consumer Website.
  • Slated 2019 Reciprocation Session Speaker on “New industry trends and technology for injection and marination.”

What do you believe the role of AMSA should be in an evolving meat science community?

Science and communication are key. With constant collaboration between academia and industry I feel like the organization should be connecting the industry and academia with the resources needed to work through fundamental issues and advancements in technology as they arise in a timely and effective manner. AMSA should also take part in relaying research findings in a concise and effective way to the general public in order to protect the integrity of our evolving industry that is driven by consumer demand.

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