Dr. Pesta is a Nutritionist on the Equine Technical Solutions Team at Purina Animal Nutrition. She is responsible for helping to bring innovative solutions from the research team out to the field. She spends most of her time providing technical consultations and support to the sales team on the East Coast, as well as speaking on equine nutrition at horse owner meetings and professional conferences.
Pesta earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Kansas State University. She received both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in animal nutrition from the University of Nebraska. Her graduate research focused on the use of high fat diets and manipulating the microbial community in the gut.
Anna resides in Aiken, SC and is a lifelong equestrian, actively competing her off the track Thoroughbred in three-day eventing. She is also raising her next event horse and has a special interest in the nutrition and development of the future sport horse.