How CFAES helped Laura Tavera find her calling

CFAES student Laura Tavera poses, smiling, with dairy cows

Laura Tavera, a native of Puerto Rico, came to CFAES through a scholarship from Ohio State alumnus Mike Chema, which grew from their shared love of horses (check out their story at go.osu.edu/Bkge.) 

But after taking dairy nutrition courses in CFAES, working at the college’s Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory dairy farm, and being smitten by it all, Tavera is now on a path to a career with a different kind of four-legged animal.

“I want to be a dairy nutritionist,” says the animal sciences major, who is minoring in agribusiness and studying in the Dairy Certificate Program.

That wasn’t always the case. “Before I came to Ohio State,” she says, “I had never even touched a cow.”

What changed for her? Read the full CFAES Story.