Chevise Thomas is an international student from St. Catherine, Jamaica. In 2008, Chevise began her undergraduate degree at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, where she later graduated Magma Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science. While at Lincoln University, Chevise was also an active member of the Lincoln University Track and Field team, served as an officer of the Lincoln University Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Science chapter, and the Lincoln University International student organization. After completing Lincoln University, Chevise did a summer internship at the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Chevise then attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she obtained her Master’s of Science in Animal Science with an emphasis in Animal Breeding and Genetics. During this time, Chevise worked at Lincoln University of Missouri as a Graduate Research Assistant, through a collaborative program between both Universities. Chevise thesis research project focused on the divergent selection for parasite resistance in a closed line of Kiko x Boer Goats. Chevise is currently attending the University of Georgia, Athens in hopes of pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Animal Science with an emphasis in Meat Science.