Student Representative (2017-2019)
Megan is a PhD student in the labs of Dr. Brianna Gaskill and Dr. Marguerite O’Haire in Animal Sciences at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Her main research interest is on the intersection of animal welfare and human-animal interactions. For her PhD, Megan’s research focuses on refining the application of rat tickling which is a continuation of her Master of Science work completed at Purdue in 2016. Prior to her work at Purdue, Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Truman State University in Missouri, USA. As an undergraduate student she investigated the efficacy of positive reinforcement training using food rewards in horses.