Directors and Ambassadors
Region 1 Director (Northeast, US) As a PSA Hatchery Regional Director I really hope to help to create a complete catalog/list of universities in the PSA regions that have animal/poultry science programs and PSA member faculty at those universities. I plan to submit a full list of such by the end of 2020 to the hatchery and am happy to help other regions get their institutions recorded because I feel that the PSA hatchery should work to create resources for undergraduates and graduate students.
Region 2 Director (Midwest, US) Julianna Jespersen is a third year student in the bachelor’s to PhD program in Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her research focuses on nutritional interventions to combat coccidiosis in broiler chickens. Juli hopes to persuade more students to get involved and find their future careers in the poultry industry!
Region 3 Director (Southeast, US) Hey everyone, I am Sudhir Yadav, a Ph.D. student at the department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia. Under this awesome Leadership Team, my goal is to bridge the communication gap between students and poultry professionals and encourage the upcoming grads and undergrads for active student engagement and community service.
Region 4 Director (Southwest, US) Macey Randig completed her Bachelor of Science in both Animal Science and Poultry Science from Texas A&M University in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral of Philosophy studying Poultry Science with an emphasis in intestinal health under advisor, Dr. Audrey McElroy. Her research is investigating the impact of Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium difficile with mineral interactions on Necrotic Enteritis pathogenesis.
Region 5 Director (West, US) I am Rajeev Kumar Mishra, region 5 director of PSA hatchery. I am an MS student at the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, majoring in animal sciences. My research topic is "Effect of maternal immunization against myostatin on post- hatch growth performance of their chicks" As a member of the PSA Hatchery Leadership Team this year, I would like to expand my connection with people from my field and help everyone come together as a society.
Region 6 Director (Africa) I am a graduate student at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I am a researcher in animal science and have strong interest in animal breeding and genetics particularly poultry. I have been an Agricultural Science Teacher for about 4 years and also an Animal Science lecturer for the Joint Admission Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) for University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I am an individual with the ability to integrate well and work efficiently in a team.
Region 7 Director (Oceania & Australia)
Region 8 Director (Canada) My name is Jo Ann Chew and I am a Masters student at the University of Saskatchewan working under the supervision of Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner. My research is on the impact of light intensity and strain on behaviour, welfare, and health of egg-strain pullets reared in perchery systems from 0 to 16 weeks of age. As a member of the PSA Hatchery Leadership Team this year, I hope to better connect poultry students across Canada with PSA Hatchery. Feel free to contact me!
Region 9 Director (Mexico & Central America) I want to introduce myself for the available Undergraduate student position at the Poultry Science Association. My name is Bernnardo Barros e Xavier, born 31/07/1995 in Brazil. I am an Undergraduate student in Animal Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Since 2016 I have been under the supervision of Dr. S.L. Vieira as an Undergraduate trainee.
Regional Director 10 (East Asia) Being a Regional Director of Region 10 [East-Asia] and University Ambassador of Bangladesh Agricultural University for Poultry Science Association Hatchery, I would like to make a connection among the universities of Bangladesh as well as in every countries of this regions to make better understanding regarding what’s happing in poultry sector and also to enhance their networking. Please visit https://mpravin.webs.com for more details.
Region 11 Director (Europe) University of Edinburgh and Scotland’s Rural College
Region 12 Director (Middle East & India) Uva Wellassa University, Badulla
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Auburn University Ambassador
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University I want to introduce myself as Himanshu Kumar Tiwari, a citizen of Nepal and a sophomore of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Salna 1706, Bangladesh. My research interest is towards Poultry Nutrition and Reproduction as it is still a matter of concern in developing countries. I am also an active participant in university training, workshops, sem
Bangladesh Agricultural University Ambassador Being a Regional Director of Region 10 [East-Asia] and University Ambassador of Bangladesh Agricultural University for Poultry Science Association Hatchery, I would like to make a connection among the universities of Bangladesh as well as in every countries of this regions to make better understanding regarding what’s happing in poultry sector and also to enhance their networking. Please visit https://mpravin.webs.com for more details.
Dalhousia University Ambassador Xujie Li is a Ph.D. student in Poultry science, Dalhousie University, he currently researching the application of different lighting programs during incubation on embryonic development, chick health and production parameters. As a university ambassador, I will encourage both undergraduate and graduate student in Animal Science department to join the PSA student hatchery activity and continue working on the journal discussion club within Canada so far. Everyone is
Mississippi State University Ambassador My name is Sabin Poudel. I am from Nepal. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student at Mississippi State University. My research focuses on developing the Campylobacter vaccine to reduce the Campylobacter colonization in broiler gut, aiming to reduce food-borne illness in humans related to Campylobacter. I am a veterinary graduate from Nepal, and I did my Masters in poultry nutrition from Mississippi state university. My career goal is to work in poultry science an
Sylhet Agricultural University Ambassador Hello, Good People! I’m Shamsul Alam Roky, a recent Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate from Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Because of my prime interest in Poultry, this is the consecutive third time I am serving as a University Ambassador of the Poultry Science Association. I am so much enthusiastic about performing research in the area of welfare, nutrition, diseases, etc. along with the extension projects. As a part of the 2020
Texas A&M University Ambassador I am a non-traditional student originally from Fort Worth, Texas. My goal as a member of the PSA Hatchery Leadership Team is to encourage my fellow students to become more involved with the PSA and excel through every opportunity that they may afford.
Universidade Estadual Paulista, FMVZ/UNESP
University of Arkansas Ambassador
University of Georgia Ambassador I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia. My research has focused on investigating new nutritional strategies for the control of coccidiosis. As the number of graduate students is growing in our department, I would like to help our new students construct a better connection with the PSA Hatchery, especially when all the in-person conferences have been canceled due to COVID-19. I am very excited and honored to join in the
University of Guelph
University of Illinois Ambassador
University of Ilorin, Nigeria I am a graduate student at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I am a researcher in animal science and have strong interest in animal breeding and genetics particularly poultry. I have been an Agricultural Science Teacher for about 4 years and also an Animal Science lecturer for the Joint Admission Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) for University of Ilorin, Nigeria. I am an individual with the ability to integrate well and work efficiently in a team.
University of Maryland
University of Saskatchewan