Alumna Making Waves in the Agriculture Industry

Celia Salmon: Taking the road less traveled

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Celia Salmon, Alumna, Major: Animal Science with Pre-Veterinary Medicine focus

“Growing up the daughter of a dairy veterinarian, I spent a lot of time riding with my dad when my daycare would shut down during summer. My mother also works in research and development for an animal health company. So when I went to Michigan State University, it made sense that I would major in animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. I did all the work to become a vet, except apply to vet school. Following graduation, I became the American Royal Association World Series of Barbecue contest intern. It was my involvement in AFA and interning with an agriculture non-profit that solidified my career path to something other than veterinary medicine. I still use my interest in veterinary medicine in my current role as a marketer on the US Poultry marketing team at Elanco Animal Health.

View the full article on the Agriculture Future of America site.

By Jill Cords
Jill Cords Career Consultant, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources Jill Cords