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Spotlight – Hannah Malcomson

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Get to know our Animal Science faculty, staff and graduate students in our new Spotlight feature.


This week, meet Hannah Malcomson, Graduate Research Assistant

Hannah with her cow
Hannah hugging her cow

What is the most exciting part of your job?
Getting new data that helps answer questions that have never been answered before!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully a practicing large animal vet, working with indigenous communities.

Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I love to draw, and frequently design tattoos for friends.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I love to hike and horseback ride on the weekends, when I am not in the lab.

Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
Rosalind Franklin

Who do you look up to within Herbert College of Agriculture?
I look up to Dr. Elizabeth Shepherd- she is extremely smart and kind, and never loses her enthusiasm for science (even when we have to run PCR 3 times in a row!).

What’s a skill you’d like to improve on?
I would like to improve my time management skills- I find it difficult to multitask in the lab.

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I am introverted, but extroverted in social situations!