Katherine (Katie) Koralesky, LFS Graduate Student Council President
Graduate Student Representative
Katherine (Katie) Koralesky received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked on farms in the United States and abroad, including three years in Togo, where she served as an agricultural extension agent in the United States Peace Corps. She came to UBC to start her MSc in Applied Animal Biology in the Animal Welfare Program in 2015. For her MSc, she used a mixed methods approach to understand how dairy farmers make end-of-life decisions for their cows, especially when prognosis is poor and animals are acutely injured. This work resulted in the development of recommendations for making such decisions at a policy and farm level. For her PhD, Katie has continued work in animal welfare law and policy, and currently, is conducting a project on how dairy farmers develop and use standard operating procedures on their farms. She will also investigate different approaches and tools used in animal welfare law enforcement in Canada. In addition to her studies, Katie is a teaching assistant for a number of applied animal biology courses. She also volunteers weekly at the SPCA where she coordinates dog walking volunteers.
Katie is the 2018/2019 LFS Graduate Student Council President. She looks forward to serving all LFS graduate students by giving them a voice on the faculty advisory board, as well as planning workshops and other events for students.
Megan Leong, LFS Undergraduate Society President, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Undergraduate Student Representative
Megan Leong is a fourth-year Nutritional Sciences student, minoring in Kinesiology who is also the 2018/2019 Land and Food Systems Undergraduate Society (LFS|US) President. Her role consists of overseeing and providing support to the LFS|US Council and serving as the voice and representative on behalf of the LFS student body in meetings and events across campus. Leading up to Megan’s role as President, she has been part of the LFS|US for the past two years holding multiple roles and showing leadership in other AMS Clubs such as AMS Events, UBC Food Society, LFS Firsts, and as an Orientation Leader for LFS. In addition to her role as President this year, Megan is also working full-time at her co-op placement in Vancouver for The Mark Anthony Group as a Quality Intern, which she loves! In the future, Megan would like to work in Product Development for a Food and Beverage Company, or work with professional athletes as a Sports Nutritionist.