Featured Member

Clint Lee

Graduate Student Member

University of Georgia

Clint Lee

University of Georgia, 2nd Year Master's

Q: When, why and how did you become involved in AMSA?

A: I became involved in AMSA during my senior year of undergrad. I was asked to be on the meat judging time, which I said no to three times, and then finally joined. This decision is now what has led me to become involved with meat science. From meat judging, I started to attend RMC and multiple student events. I quickly realized this was something I wanted to be more involved with as I loved the industry and even more the people in the meat science world. 

Q: How has your involvement with AMSA influenced your education and career path?

A:  My involvement has completely influenced my education and a career path. When I joined AMSA, I was just recently out of the pre-vet track and unsure of what I wanted to move my focus towards. Once I started judging, I realized all the opportunities within the field and this is what resulted in me pursuing a master's in meat science.


Q: Why are you pursuing a career in meat science?

A: I am pursuing a career in meat science because I believe it is ultimately one of the all encompassing areas of agriculture. In meat science, we have to take into account everything from when that animal was born to when it arrives on a plate to assess the quality of product that we are providing the general public!


Q:What is your dream job?

A: My dream job would be to in a position where I am able to combine the live and dead sides of meat science and educate producers. I want to be able to help producers make the decisions that need to be made that will result in the highest quality product for the consumer.


Q: Who has been the most influential person in your career?

A: The most influential person in my career would be Dr. Dean Pringle. During my undergrad, I tool several classes under him that exposed me to meat science and the industry. He is the one who pushed me to obtain my masters and exposed me to the research areas of meat science. He also encouraged me to stay in touch with my beef production background while working within meat science. 



Q: What is your favorite thing(s) to do outside of school and work?

A: Outside of work and school, I enjoy going home to work on the family farm, trail ride with the horses, hang out with friends, and go on lots of hikes with my two dogs.



Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food, while cliche, would be a perfectly seasoned medium rare steak. 



Q: If you could plan a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

A: I would plan a vacation that would be tropical of some sort. I enjoy the beach and being on the coast, but would like for it to be somewhere that I could also explore and see the area!