2014 BBS Leadership Group Shot  

The Leadership Program

Emily Hobson

Image of Emily HobsonBackground:

I am from Santa Paula, a small agricultural town in Southern California. Raising livestock and owning an egg selling business through my high school FFA led to my interest in food animal medicine. I attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo where I received a B.S. in Animal Science. I gained invaluable veterinary experience working with livestock through the “Learn by Doing” program at Cal Poly. During my time as student manager of the Cal Poly Veterinary Clinic, I realized my passion for teaching, and developed an interest in veterinary research and academia. I am currently a first year veterinary student at Texas A&M University.


I love spending time outdoors, especially hiking and walking along the beach with my dog. I enjoy going on road trips with my family and travelling abroad. After spending a summer working with veterinarians in India, I gained a passion for international veterinary medicine and missions.

Career goals:

My career goals change faster than the seasons, but the one thing that has stayed constant is my passion for agriculture and its importance in human health. After veterinary school, I plan to obtain a MPH degree or a PhD and work toward a career in international veterinary research. I am really looking forward to developing my career goals through the Cornell Leadership Program.