Shannon Mesenhowski, DVM, MPH, is a livestock value chain specialist for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's agriculture development team. She has worked at the US Agency for International Development as the livestock advisor for the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, advising on livestock health, husbandry, and nutrition during disasters, and as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the bureau for food security. She has worked in both mixed and small animal veterinary practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Myrtle Point, Oregon; and Washington, DC. She earned her DVM and MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota.
FUN FACT: An avid baseball fan, Shannon has been to half of the Major League Baseball stadiums in the country—and hopes to make it to the rest soon!