Thank you, Targeting Excellence committees, board, and sponsors for aiding me in pursuing my educational aspirations. Your generosity for agriculture’s youth is unmatched. I look forward to all my opportunities as an undergraduate knowing organizations such as yourself have made it possible. Thank you once again for believing in me and the future of agriculture.
Our family operated dairy farm has been pivotal in the development of my animal handling skills and management. I have acquired hands-on veterinary career exposure by learning how to read labels, record information, give pills, medications, and vaccinations to cows. Otherwise, I am responsible for feeding and growing healthy calves. I have participated in local, state, and national programs designed to stimulate young dairy professionals and future veterinarians such as Jersey Youth Academy. There, I learned how to classify cows, run an auction, and understand the complexity of distinctive dairy operations. I have been a part of FFA, 4-H, Junior Holstein Association, and American Guernsey Youth Association with various leadership positions. Through these organizations, I participated in dairy cattle judging, dairy bowl, and public speaking. I am serving on the AGYA Jr. Board and the Manheim Community Farm Show Jr. Board to build my leadership qualities. My experience has led me to believe that an Animal Science major and Agricultural Business minor at Cornell University will help me obtain my research and career objectives. It is my aspiration to receive honors and distinction in genetics research. Cornell has some of the most extensive research facilities and an immense international presence. I will have the capability to study, do research, and network abroad. After vet school, I want to use my education and experience to start my own vet clinic. Overall, it is my desire to become a leading veterinarian with established, international research in genetics and a successful entrepreneur.