Hello Romney Folks! My name is Georgina Anderson, and I’m excited to come on board as the new Secretary/Treasurer for ARBA. I wanted to take just a minute to introduce myself to you all. I’ve been involved in sheep production since 1986, when my parents established Westwind Farm in Connecticut with a small flock of Polled Dorsets. Later we added Tunis and Montadales to the mix and moved to Kentucky. My brother, sister and I were very involved in 4H and FFA, and I studied Animal and Food Science at the University of Kentucky. I was a member of and then coached Kentucky’s meats judging team while there. After graduating, I worked in R&D for Smithfield Foods for a couple years, then started teaching middle and high school science in rural eastern Kentucky. In 2018, I left K12 teaching and started a PhD program at the University of South Carolina where I’m studying cell and molecular biology, specifically working on a project to help make bone marrow transplants more successful. I also study how large universities can best prepare new teaching assistants for leading undergraduate courses, and I teach physiology labs each semester. Since 1996, I’ve been active in national sheep registries, first as a junior member, and later as a youth advisor, regional director, president and co-superintendent of the Tunis Show at NAILE. A couple other random facts about me: my dream job is to be a researcher at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; my dog Lucille is the best dog in the world (I know you may think your dog is great, but Lucille really is the best dog); and while in college I spent a summer working in the Republic of Georgia teaching and promoting sustainable agriculture practices. I’m looking forward to meeting many of you in Rhinebeck this October and working with all the members of ARBA in the role of Secretary/Treasurer. Please contact me by email at . I can also be reached at 859-940-9704, though I work strange hours and often can’t talk on the phone at work, so please text or email me and we can schedule a time to talk as soon as possible. I’m excited to work with all of you!