Lily Edwards-Callaway joined the Department of Animal Science as an assistant professor of livestock behavior and welfare in summer 2017. In her new role, she will be developing and teaching new course offerings in the area of food animal behavior and welfare, conducting research and advising the Animal Welfare Judging Team. Edwards-Callaway was a previous doctorate student in the department and is excited about reengaging. She has been working in the livestock industry for the past decade. Originally from the Northeast, with a B.A. in French from Amherst College, Edwards-Callaway had her first exposure to the agriculture industry, on a small scale, during her time at the University of Rhode Island where she received an MS in animal science. After finishing her studies, Edwards-Callaway moved to Colorado, receiving her PhD in Livestock Behavior working with Professor Temple Grandin. Since completion of her graduate work, Edwards-Callaway has held various roles in academia (assistant professor, Kansas State University), the packing industry (director of animal Welfare, JBS) and cattle production (VP of Operations, Crystal River Meats) primarily focusing on improving animal welfare in the various management systems. She is involved in industry groups and associations including the Colorado Beef Council and the Beef Quality Assurance Advisory Board to promote and adavance the beef industry.