WHAT ROLE CAN VETERINARIANS PLAY IN REIMAGINING AND REBUILDING THE FOOD SYSTEMS of developing countries? How can we produce high-quality food animals using practices that are economically sustainable as well as environmentally friendly?
These are just two of the questions driving second-year Penn Vet student and Opportunity Scholarship recipient Amanda Kilby, V’12. Questions that Amanda — the daughter of a dairy farmer and small animal veterinarian — had never even considered until she became part of the globally-minded Penn Vet community.
Now, inspired and challenged by Penn Vet’s faculty and students, Amanda plans to forge a career in sustainable agricultural consulting — within the U.S. and developing nations.
It’s a career path she can afford to follow thanks in great part to the Opportunity Scholarship she is receiving at Penn Vet. By keeping her student debt down, the scholarship is also keeping her professional dreams intact. For this ambitious student, it means that once she graduates, she can continue to be guided by her commitment to making a difference, not the need to repay educational loans.
photo: Amanda Kilby, V'12, recipient of the Hostetter Family Endowed Opportunity Scholarship, in the Marshak Dairy at New Bolton Center, Penn Vet's 700-acre campus in Chester County, PA.
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