Morgan Henriott


University of Nebraska
Advisor: Dr. Chris Calkins

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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 elected to the AMSA Student Board would allow me the opportunity to meet new people from all different backgrounds, who share the same passion for the meat industry. With the opportunity to meet new student members, professors, and industry professionals, I hope to learn more about the AMSA and in turn educate others about the opportunities industry and the AMSA organization have to offer youth. Serving on the AMSA student board would also allow me to enhance my professional and networking skills while impacting the next generation of meat scientists.

During my undergraduate career, I did not have the opportunity to compete in meats judging or the undergraduate quiz bowl due to the small program I was enrolled in. However, because of this, I would bring a unique viewpoint and different perspective to the AMSA student board. Throughout my college career, I have had many leadership opportunities that have helped shape who I am today. I was highly involved in different livestock and agriculture clubs that provided me with a great set of skills including: professionalism, organization, time management, and communication. I am an active American Meat Science Association student member, and that paired with my skill set and background, make me an ideal candidate for the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors. Serving on the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors would be a great honor.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

The American Meat Science Association has had a tremendous impact on me in just the short amount of time I have been involved with the organization. Since the beginning, the field of meat science has provided me with endless opportunities through travel, networking, and career advancement. Being involved with AMSA gives students a head start in the meat industry. Through conferences like RMC and the AMSA Student Leadership Conference, I have had the opportunity to interact with countless colleagues and meat industry professionals. The opportunity to meet and network with these people not only on a professional level, but also on a casual and personal level, have been instrumental in my future in the meat industry. Attending conferences like Tyson’s Beyond Fresh Meats allows for another networking experience and for students including myself, a diverse experience then my typically use to. All of the experiences I have gained as a member of the AMSA are beyond helpful for growing young professionals into industry leaders that will work to improve the meat industry.

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