Kirby Bohls, a Texas A&M University undergraduate, has recently joined the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, as a student fellow.
Bohls is a junior animal science major, with minors in business administration and meat science, from Dripping Springs, Texas. When this student fellow opportunity opened, she said she applied because she wanted to learn more about IIAD and work for a place that was making a difference.
Her duties include supporting the Education and Outreach Systems (EOS) international portfolio and contributing to strategic efforts for IIAD’s international programs. She is supervised by Miguel Gonzalez, MIA, program coordinator for the EOS international portfolio.
Bohls said she is excited for the opportunity to work in a field that compliments her major and will help her career path.
“I am excited to learn more about international agriculture and programs while gaining new skills that will ultimately help me with my future career,” Bohls said. “I am currently using my education and experiences both in and outside of the university to help discover my path in the animal agricultural industry. I have a passion for this industry and cannot wait to find my place in it and hopefully make a difference.”
In addition to school, Bohls is also an animal science Aggie REP, a member of the Texas A&M trap and skeet team, and a member of the 2016 Aggie meat judging team. Upon graduation, Bohls wants to pursue a career in the international or animal agriculture industry.