We love recognizing all the great things that our supporters are doing- even at the veterinary student level! Kriscelle Mendoza, WVLDI Vice-President of the student chapter at Iowa, was recently awarded an Association of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP) Veterinary Student Award.

Kriscelle is originally from a suburb of Southern California, Chino Hills. She earned a degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic University and a Master’s degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences. She wanted to become a researcher before entering veterinary school, but her heart was never fully satisfied during my time doing research on Alzheimer’s Disease at WesternU. She applied and was accepted at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and she is currently finishing up her 3rd year of veterinary school. She plans to apply for residency in lab animal medicine as she is still enthusiastic about research, but loves the clinical aspect of lab animal medicine. This past school year she was elected as the Vice President of the student chapter of WVLDI and the President of the student chapter of ASLAP. “These two groups I affiliate myself with have a significant role in my passions in life, growing as a woman leader and as an advocate for animals in research,” she said.
Kriscelle is shown here in a photo taken at the 2015 Iowa State University CVM Scholarship Reception with Dean Nolan, one of the few women deans in vet schools around the nation.
Congratulations again, Kriscelle!