Stephanie SkinnerStephanie Skinner

Science/Pre-Vet
Senior
Olathe, KS

Research: "Calcium Carbonate in Mammary Gland Secretions and Fetal Readiness for Birth in Alpacas"
The goal of my project was to try and establish concrete numbers that would predict when an alpaca is about to give birth. I worked directly with the vet school alpaca herd to gather the data.

Favorite thing about K-State:
How many experiences it has opened me up to, both in terms of clubs, and also speakers, programs, and classes

Favorite part of the Developing Scholars Program:
I got to work with alpacas for three years!

Most important lesson you have learned through being an Edgerley-Franklin leader:
Things like direct leadership experience and specific knowledge don't matter nearly as much as having a passion for something, those will come later.

Advice for an incoming student:
Don't be afraid to ask for help, whether that's from a friend, teacher, tutor, or Anita. Everyone is here to help.

Future plans:
I will hopefully be in Australia next semester, and vet school next fall.

Fun fact:
I love anything that glows in the dark.