Allison Howell

  South Allison Howell 2020

Oklahoma State University
Advisor: Jacob Nelson

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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?

I want to be on the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) Student Membership Board of Directors because I am interested in the research and development of the meat science industry. I was exposed to the world of AMSA in summer of 2019, when an internship took me to RMC. This was an incredibly eye opening experience for me to the meat science industry, and since then I have completely submerged myself into the world of meat science to learn as much as I can. I am extremely passionate about advocating for the meat science industry, which I think is a major reason why I am qualified for this position. I would like to bridge the gap between industry needs and students because I think there are things that both sides are missing without that partnership. I believe that my passion and drive to advocate for this industry and everything it encompasses makes me the most qualified for this position.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

My AMSA membership makes me proud for everything it means and everything AMSA does for scientists, researchers, and students a like. I registered for my AMSA student membership in June 2019. I did not come from an agriculture background and being provided all of this information about the meat science industry made me extremely excited for the future and what I could do. I am extremely grateful that AMSA hosts RMC and lets students attend. This conference is an incredible experience for students because it lets them talk to industry leaders, faculties, and other students that are interested in the same thing. I know after my first RMC experience, I was filled with excitement for everything I was exposed to in that one week. I am thankful for my AMSA membership and all of the opportunity it has given me.

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