Taylor joined Johnsonville’s Rotational Career Development Program after earning a Master’s Degree in Meat Science from Iowa State. In her first two years with the company, she gained cross-functional experience on the Food Safety Quality, Sensory, Continuous Improvement, Finance and Marketing teams before settling into a permanent role on the R&D team.
“At first it was intimidating to think about working on certain teams that, as a meat scientist, you wouldn’t get exposure to. But understanding challenges that different teams face helps me see the big picture.”
“I am one of the first members to complete our Rotational Career Program. Putting a meat scientist in finance for three months? I don’t think other companies would try that!”