Megan Webb is a Meat Science Graduate Research Assistant at South Dakota State University where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Animal Science-Meat Science. She completed her B.S. degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, and her M.S. degree in Animal Science at Colorado State University. Megan’s current research focus entails performance and carcass characteristic response from timing of growth implant on suckling calves as well as fetal programming work identifying carcass composition and meat quality effects from maternal protein restriction. Megan hopes to work in the beef and meat industries following graduation. She enjoys working to improve the conversion of muscle to meat, ensuring product quality, and achieving customer satisfaction. Megan grew up on an Angus operation in Burlington, West Virginia where she enjoys the systematic approach of business, the conversion from live to dead, and consumer marketing.