Kara Crudup (she/her)

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Kara Crudup is a Senior in the Agriculture and Life Science department at Virginia Tech. She is advised by Dr. Ashley Dayer as a Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP) intern. Her research is focused on the participation in federal conservation programs among ethno-racial, gender, and socio-economic groups. Specifically, she is reviewing existing literature on participation in federal conservation programs and conducting a literature review, fact sheet, and webinar for agency staff.

Kara will graduate in 2023 from Virginia Tech with her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Poultry Science with a minor in Biodiversity Conservation. While still currently an undergraduate, she has assisted with undergraduate research projects such as pain alleviation methods for castrated piglets, the current state of Cellular Agriculture, and Livestock behavior.