Jaden Carlson awarded a 2018 Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship

Jaden Carlson, a UNL graduate student in veterinary science, was awarded a 2018 Angus Foundation Graduate Scholarship at the National Junior Angus Show in Madison, WI on July 12. Carlson was one of five graduate students selected nationally.Jaden Carlson

The scholarship recognizes students who are actively involved in the Angus breed, particularly those pursuing an advanced degree related to the beef industry.

Carlson's graduate work focuses on the herd-level diagnostics and epidemiology of Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus in beef cattle. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Brian Vander Ley, assistant professor and veterinary epidemiologist at the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center in Clay Center, NE.

Carlson grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she began raising her own herd of Angus cattle when she was 10 years old. The herd, numbering more than 25 now, is cared for by Carlson's family while she's at school, but she remains active in management decisions.

Carlson earned a BS in microbiology with minors in animal science and chemistry at North Dakota State University. She entered the graduate program in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2017.