I represent the Research and Development department of Nestle Purina. In my position I utilize my background knowledge as a veterinarian as well as my business skill set to work with various entities. I also serve as a supervisor for Nestle student representatives at different vet programs within institutions across the country. Although I remain an active practitioner in vet complexes, this role allows me to serve in many capacities. I am thrilled to still practice veterinary medicine and work with patients - there is nothing like the connection you have with animals and their owners.
Undergrad degree: Biomedical Engineering
Favorite class in college: Global Management
Graduate degree: MBA (University of Texas at Austin) and DVM (Louisiana State University)
College to career: Engineering and medicine made sure I would have an opportunity to innovate, but at the same time I could not ignore my natural talent that was being shaped- the ability to communicate to large groups.
Career influences: I have always been interested in animal welfare and other ideals that elevate our civility. In the future I am interested in opening a vet complex in Austin.