Emily Kimminau grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia and received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Biology and Animal/Poultry Science. She went to get her masters at UGA, studying poultry coccidia, and earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M, focusing on research in necrotic enteritis and improving gut health in antibiotic free production systems. Recently, she worked in technical service in coccidia vaccines, anticoccidials and feed additives at Huvepharma. She provided support through posting sessions, field visits and performing OPG counts for poultry integrators throughout the United States. She recently started at Purina heading up the feed additive R&D research for commercial poultry.