Hannah Bailey

I am from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a southwest suburb of Minneapolis. I received my Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Nutritional Science in 2016. While at Iowa State I recognized a need for more student education in the animal nutrition area. Seeing this, I became the co-founder of the Animal Nutrition and Behavior Club at ISU and was the president of the club the following year.

In addition to my love for animal nutrition I found a passion for research. This passion developed during my undergraduate degree while having the opportunity to work under professors doing research studies with beef nutrition and canine nutrition. I continued to explore my new found passion while interning at Cargill's bake lab and innovation center, which gave me insight into how companies in the industry conduct research.

After graduation, I accepted a job with Cargill Provimi formulating diets for swine customers both within the United States and internationally. This position fit my degree and interest in animal nutrition perfectly. However, my passion for research drove me to explore graduate school opportunities. With the support and recommendations of my supervisor I got into contact with Dr. Hans Stein to express my interest in becoming his graduate student.

I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with and learn under Dr. Stein. He is incredibly well-known within the industry and with his guidance and my work on the team, I know I will find my place and contribute to the industries growing understanding of nutrition.

Master's thesis: 
To be determined