Sarah Kolpatek, is a Ph.D. student in animal science at the University of California - Davis.
Klopatek received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Arizona in 2013 and her Master of Science in animal science from Texas A&M University in 2016. Her research area of interest involves beef cattle sustainability with emphasis on economics, sociology, resource use and meat quality. The recipient of numerous awards in her academic career, including a James Beard Research Fellowship and an International Livestock Congress Student Scholar Award, Klopatek has served as a teaching assistant, guest lecturer and research assistant on many occasions. She plans to utilize the scholarship in ways that will allow her to devote necessary time to complete ongoing research projects.