Degree: B.S. Agribusiness Management & Rural Development and B.S. Animal & Nutritional Sciences, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine management, May 2016
Career: Menrad currently covers the territory of New England and Upstate New York while working for a leading animal nutrition company, Manna Pro, as a Sales and Merchandising Associate. She travels to dealer feed stores and various national events to promote and sell Manna Pro products.
Internships: The summer after her junior year, Menrad was selected as an intern at Equine Reproduction Concepts (ERC). At this cutting edge reproduction center, Menrad gained experience in mare management and a variety of breeding techniques. She gained valuable skills including maintaining client relationships, database administration, and equine management that have helped her transition into a career in sales.
Claim to Fame: Tenacity! Menrad never let her academic status stop her. As a sophomore she perused an externship rarely anyone outside of veterinary school received, and got it! Same with her time at ERC, where she carried herself with confidence and displayed an eagerness to hone her skills.
WVU Student Organizations: Menrad was the Secretary of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association her senior year. She recorded meetings, assisted with event coordination, and maintained open lines of communication between members, officers, and advisors. She also served as President of a women’s self-esteem group entitled GAB (formerly Girls Are Beauty).
About Attending WVU: “Joining clubs really solidified my college experience. Getting two majors in four years takes its toll. So to be able to go out and meet people you only smile at in class and go on unique trips creates some amazing bonds and memories. Not only does it bring you closer to your fellow students, your school, and your community, but also opens additional opportunities and lines of communication with your professors. WVU is a place I will forever call home, tied together with lifelong friends and professors that I can count on to this day.”