A new face roams the halls of Kildee and the ISU Horse barns. Jill Paxton joins us from the University of Findlay where she was the Director of Equestrian Studies and Equine Business Management for the last 4 years. Jill grew up on a horse farm and has vast experience as an exhibitor, trainer and judge. Jill attended the University of Delaware in Newark to receive a BS and MS in Physical Education and received Higher Education Administration Licensure from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She has over 25 years of college level teaching and supervising with the main area of focus in Equine Management and Equestrian Studies. At Iowa State University, Jill will be teaching ANS 415 Equine Systems Management as well as assisting with extension services. We welcome Jill to the Department of Animal Science.
The Department Of Animal Science extends a warm welcome to Dr. Mariana Serao, Assistant Professor of Comparative Nutrition at Iowa State University. Mariana received a Bachelor of Animal Science from the Universidade de Vila Velha in Brazil and a Master of Animal Science and Doctor of Animal Science at the Universidade Federal de Vicosa in Brazil. Prior to ISU she was an Assistant Professor for two years at the Universidade de Vila Velha before moving to the United States and working in research with comparative nutrition at the University of Illinois Champaign—Urbana for 4 years. The last almost four years she has worked in Research and Extension for Iowa State University and also lectured class. She has been working simultaneously at North Carolina State University as a Lecturer teaching Introduction to Animal Science, Introduction to Companion Animal and Companion Animal Management. Dr. Mariana Serao will spend 70% of her time teaching and advising students and 30% of her time will be spent on research at ISU.