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Diversity in Animal Science

"Hey That's Me!": Featured Podcast

Welcome to our podcast page! Here you'll find a series of podcast episodes with topics ranging from vet school advice, to managing mental health in college, to everywhere in between. Each episode features an exciting new special guest, including current veterinary students, professors, industry professionals, and tales of animal adventures enjoyed by the founder. 

Episode 1: " Know when to fight back, and when to keep your job."    

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EPISODE 1: Meet Dr. Antoine Alston, the interim dean of the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Dr. Alston is from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and has been working in agriculture for his entire life. He is a trailblazer in his profession, and has done unimaginable things in the field ranging from to presenting to the Prime Minister of Jamaica. He is a proud father of two daughters, one of whom attends North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University as an Animal Science student.

 - Quote by special guest, Dr. Antoine Alston

Episode 2: "It's getting out there and telling them that "Hey! if you're interested in this, this is something you can study and contribute to society with and make your life's work. "                                                     

    - Quote by special guest, Bryce Messer

Episode 3: "When I saw them, I said they can do it, so can I."

- Quote by special guest, Dr. Andrea Gentry -Apple


EPISODE 2:​ Bryce Messer is a Junior Biology Student at the University of Oklahoma. Bryce is from Tucker, Georgia and has been involved in the world of animal science ever since he could remember. Ultimately, he plans to graduate from University of Oklahoma and pursue a PhD in either Zoology or Wildlife Biology. Bryce is currently a member of Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. and is a volunteer herpetology research assistant at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and going on hikes.


EPISODE 3:​ Meet Dr. Andrea Gentry -Apple, the Coordinator of Veterinary Education and Clinical Associate Veterinarian at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&T). Dr. Gentry-Apple is a NCA&T State University and North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate. 

In her current role, she strives to increase the admission of underrepresented students into veterinary medical programs by incorporating mentorship and strong academics to create a diverse and competitive applicant. Although her primary focus is in academia, she still practices veterinary medicine in North Carolina. Outside of her education work, Dr. Gentry-Apple is the Vice President of the North Carolina Association of Minority Veterinarians and holds several other local positions.


EPISODE 4: Milosh McAdoo is a Junior Animal Science Student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Milosh is from North Carolina, and has been working with animals since he was young, but has specifically been involved with showing, raising, and judging livestock since his beginning years of high school. While Milosh is currently unsure of where exactly he wants to work, he hopes to combine his passion for livestock, agricultural advocacy, and serving others in his future career. Milosh served as an FFA State Officer, and is currently involved with MANRRS and Collegiate Farm Bureau at NC A&T.

Episode 4: "When representation is increased, we have more seats at the table".                                                                                                                                                            

- Quote by special guest, Milosh McAdoo

"I want to encourage them and let them know that they can do it, which is the opposite of my story. "

  - Quote by special guest, Imani Anderson


EPISODE 5: At the time of this interview, Imani Anderson was a Senior Animal Science Student at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. Imani has since then graduated, and is attending the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in pursuit of her DVM. Imani is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and has been working with animals for 7 years. Ultimately, Imani intends to become a food and large animal veterinarian. 

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