Alumni Spotlight: Cassandra Tucker, PhD
Cassandra Tucker obtained a PhD from the Animal Welfare Program of the University of British Columbia in 2003 and is now a Professor at the University of California Davis (UC Davis), and the Director of the Centre of Animal Welfare. Her research team specializes in the field of cattle behaviour and welfare; they aim to understand the effects of housing and management systems from the animal’s perspective.
Her teaching is focussed on topics related to domestic animal behaviour and welfare. In addition to her work in academia, she consults with private, industry and non-governmental organizations to develop animal care standards, training and auditing programs. Cassandra believes that through these activities, scientific information can inform the day-to-day lives of both cattle and the people that care for them.