Mickie Trudeau defended her master’s degree in September and is now pursuing a Ph.D. degree in swine nutrition. She is advised by Drs. Gerald Shurson and Pedro Urriola.
Mickie is from Hastings, Minnesota and received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. Her master's project focused on the survival of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and other swine Coronaviruses in feed and feed ingredients. During her time as a master’s student, Mickie received the Outstanding Master's Student of the Year award and the MnDRIVE Global Food Ventures fellowship. In addition to her work in research, Mickie was also elected as the graduate director for the Midwest region of the American Society of Animal Science.
In her free time, she enjoys riding her horses, gardening, and baking.