Rachel Park

Rachel Park

PhD student at North Carolina State University

Rachel Park is currently pursuing her PhD under Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia at North Carolina State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a Master of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University.

Her research interests include 1) validation of behavioral methodologies to detect pain, 2) pain management in livestock species and 3) enrichment options and usage to promote positive animal welfare on-farm.

In addition to her commitments at the University, Rachel serves as a third party auditor for Certified Humane, a national non-profit organization created to improve the lives of farm animals by conducting inspections on-farm, and evaluates laying hen operations.

She hopes to work in academia or industry to continue improving knowledge of animal welfare across livestock production systems.

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