I would like to thank the Targeting Excellence Sponsors, Board, and Committees for graciously having this scholarship and choosing me to be a recipient, especially in the uncertain times that we are all facing. This scholarship helps each one of the recipients financially and socially through the networking opportunities and I am personally thankful for the generosity of this organization.
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a minor and Poultry and Avian Science. After graduation, I am hoping to earn a career in the poultry production or dairy industry. My passion for agriculture began by showing dairy cattle and having backyard chickens when I was younger and continued to grow from there. Growing up with animal agriculture strengthened my roots and connections in the industry. Now, I am gaining more experience in animal agriculture and exploring endless opportunities that Penn State offers. I am still narrowing down a career path where I can be an integral part of the agriculture industry, but can surely say that I will stay in the animal production sector of agriculture. In either dairy or poultry I will proceed to be an important role in animal production agriculture. I cherish my time spent in the industry and cannot wait to continue a career in it for the rest of my life.