Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare
I am an Assistant Professor in Animal Welfare in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my PhD in Animal Behavior at the University of California-Davis and my MSc in Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. My research interests include 1) Evaluating how farm practices affect animal behavior, physiology and productivity, and developing strategies to optimize these outcomes; and 2) Understanding the interconnections between animal welfare, socio-economic, and environmental challenges on a local and global scale. A common goal of these research objectives is to achieve sustainable, socially responsible food production that benefits humans and animals alike. To this end, I am interested in using interdisciplinary approaches that span the biological, social and engineering sciences.