Dr. Jennifer Van Os, Dr. Heather White, Dr. Kent Weigel
My primary area of interest is dairy cattle welfare. My research is focused on social competition and feeding behavior in lactating dairy cows. The main objective of my research is to determine a novel, robust method of evaluating social dynamics in dairy cows. Ultimately, we aim to understand the relationship between social dynamics and feed efficiency to improve genomic selection and optimize dairy dairy management practices.
B.S. Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 2017
M.S. Animal Science Livestock Behavior and Welfare, Colorado State University, 2019