Rebecca Barnett joined NASDA in August 2020. In her current role as Associate Director of Public Policy, she focuses on foreign and emerging animal diseases, traceability, supply chain resiliency, animal biotechnology, labeling and other areas across all livestock sectors. Rebecca received her bachelor’s degree in sustainable agriculture and food systems from the University of California, Davis. While attending UC Davis, she served on the 2017 California Young Cattlemen’s State Committee and managed the UC Davis Research, Teaching, and Outreach Sheep facility. Rebecca gained experience in policy and animal health through working at the California State Assembly and UC Davis Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master’s in Agribusiness in 2020. Rebecca is from a small California ranching community in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.