Matthew Schulte


Iowa State University
Advisor: Dr. Steven Lonergan

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Why do you want to be on the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors and what qualifications make you the best candidate for the position?

  Being a part of the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors is one of the best ways to build and mold future AMSA members passion for and future careers in meat science. The AMSA Student Board of Directors allows students to work closely with our peers in academia and industry to organize and host events such as the Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) and Student Leadership Conference (SLC) that equip students with skills the industry is desiring. Through my past experiences of hosting various events and industry connections, I have the skillsets needed to help successfully grow both RMC and SLC. Additionally, I hope to strengthen attendance of both events by working with the other directors to further empower student members of AMSA and provide them with the experiences they hope to takeaway from our events.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

AMSA is an organization that always puts its members first and provides endless opportunities to help grow and expand its membership’s knowledge and passion. Since becoming a member of this community in 2014 through the intercollegiate meats judging team, AMSA has provided myself with many opportunities to network with other students and professionals in the industry and build lifelong friendships. Not only through networking, but through many of the activities and events AMSA hosts, students are provided with mentors to help mold and guide them through different career paths of their choosing. Personally, the student leadership conference greatly influenced and further developed my passion for meat science and my future career in this industry. Lastly, AMSA strengthens student knowledge and promotes continuous learning to all members. This could be through the Quiz Bowl Competition that many students participate in or the different breakout sessions hosted during RMC. 

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