I trace my passion for the agricultural industry to my childhood, where I grew up on my family’s show pig farm. Involvement in 4-H and FFA strengthened my passion, leading to my bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University (OSU). Currently, I am a first-year veterinary student at OSU, always looking to refine and diversify my skill set with every opportunity that is presented. I am excited to see my knowledge expand this summer, working as a veterinary student intern for The Maschhoff’s company, a large-scale swine production company based in Illinois. While I am still navigating my future career, one thing is certain: I desire to be employed in the food animal industry. The agricultural industry is vast and constantly growing, which allows for many career opportunities. After this summer, I hope to gain a better understanding for where my passion within the industry lies. In addition to this opportunity in swine production, I will also be taking advantage of every opportunity for externships with other species, such as beef, dairy, equine, and small ruminants, in order to become a well-rounded veterinarian. Currently, I picture life as a food animal veterinarian where I can guide producers in raising a safe and efficient product for consumers. Furthermore, I am interested in continuing to explore career options in food animal medicine, such as opportunities in the animal health industry, nutrition, and other forms of practice that would ultimately work towards improving the agricultural industry.