Meagan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. She grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and moved to the Kingston area in 2007. With a background in environmental biology, she is interested in health and welfare of many species. During her undergraduate studies at Queen’s University, she worked with fish and aquatic invertebrates, spending her time outside of school working at local veterinary clinics and the Kingston Humane Society. After spending time on the road with a local large animal veterinarian, she wanted to work with dairy cows. Her M.Sc. project focused on how the timing of fresh feed delivery, relative to the time cows are milked, impacts their behaviour and productivity. Her current Ph.D. projects look at factors affecting milking activity and cow behaviour in robotic milking systems. She is also researching better ways to use the vast amount of data collected by these systems to better identify sick and lame cows.