I have a small collaborative project going on right now with Hampshire County high schools. We’re looking at some niche marketing of pork products. So we’re feeding pigs acorns which alters the flavor and some of the other sensory characteristics of the pork. It tends to make it more desirable.
If you weren’t working at WVU, what’s the most likely alternative?
Probably still doing something related to agriculture and hopefully with students.
In college I really got where I enjoyed research enough that it led me to go to
graduate school; and in graduate school I realized that while I really liked research
I also really, really liked interacting with students.
Moment you knew what you wanted to study:
Moment you knew what college you wanted to go to:
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Favorite part of social distancing:
My favorite part has probably been the fact that I don’t have to wear work clothes everyday. I’m thoroughly being able to stay home in leggings most of the time.
Least favorite part of social distancing: I still can’t get a haircut. My hair is out of control - short and thick hair is not a good combination in this situation.
Just for Fun
Favorite movie/TV show: Sweet Home Alabama
Favorite Spotify playlist/band/song: The Swon Brothers
Favorite local restaurant: Black Bear
Favorite local activity: Local fairs (My kids show a lot of stock!)