Get to know our Animal Science faculty, staff and graduate students in our Spotlight feature.
This week meet, Liesel Schneider, Assistant Professor
What is the most exciting part of your job?
Seeing passionate students who engage in research and get excited about their results, even when they don’t go as planned
Who inspires you?
Personal inspiration comes from my mom and my sisters. They have always been my role models as a child, young adult, and now as a working mom.
What is something you find challenging about your work?
Constantly juggling numerous projects at the same time
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
At times, physician and at other times large animal veterinarian
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Raising 14 and 10 year old boys (YIKES!) and serving as full professor in the department of Animal Science
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I enjoy playing softball and tennis
What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Spending quality time with my family and being outside
Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert but need alone time, too
What’s your least favorite chore around the house?
Putting away folded clothes
How would your friends describe you?
What piece of advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Slow down, enjoy this time of life. Don’t take yourself so seriously!