Caitlin Streacker (’16) is an animal science/pre-veterinary medicine student interning summer 2015 at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Consumer Protection Laboratory.
Focus of the internship:
“This internship focuses on public health and protecting consumers from various bacteria that can be present in the food we eat that could cause disease.”
What are some things you’ve learned so far?
“I am testing meat products and produce for E. coli, salmonella and listeria in the microbiology lab. I am gaining valuable experience in how a government agency operates. It provides a unique perspective on the responsibility of the agricultural community providing consumers with a safe, wholesome food.”
How is this internship unique?
“I hope to work in veterinary public health upon graduation and this internship experience is allowing me to learn all aspects of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and how various divisions of ODA collaborate to accomplish the goals of promoting animal welfare, providing safe agriculture products and promoting Ohio agriculture.”