What is your academic background?
My name is Catelyn Bridges and my hometown is Omaha, NE. I received my B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018. I pursued my M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering while working under Dr. Janie Moore at Texas A&M University. My thesis research focused on using a non-thermal treatment, atmospheric cold plasma, during the post-harvest processing of cottonseed meal.
I chose TAMU for my MS degree because of my advisor; Dr. Moore encouraged me and pushed me to be the best version of myself while conducting my thesis research.
What was your most memorable experience while pursuing your degree?
My most memorable experiences at TAMU are always associated with food because there are some hidden gems that I truly miss now that I have moved.
What advice would you give other students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in BAEN at TAMU?
I would encourage a prospective student to devote time to cultivating their ideal relationship with their advisor and your committee because they help you fine-tune your research so your time in graduate school is meaningful and timely.