I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. I completed my undergraduate degree in Animal Science in May 2015 at Cornell University. My research is focused on the genetics of economically important traits in the US Sheep industry such as out of season lambing, mature body size, and growth. Other projects I am working on include investigating the genetics of Guernsey cattle and musk ox. As an undergraduate researcher I have worked on several projects in sheep, cattle, and horses that involved gene sequencing and variant identification for various traits.
I have raised sheep for several years, specifically Romneys and Dorsets. I am currently president of the American Romney Breeders Association. Ever since discovering the possibilities for sheep color and patterns I have been fascinated with the genetics of sheep color.