Chelsea Iennarella-Servantez graduated from Iowa State University with both her BS and MS in Animal Science (Animal Nutrition) in 2014 and 2017, respectively. During her MS, Chelsea’s thesis research focused on the health effects of diet in dogs. After completing her MS, Chelsea conducted research in the veterinary biologics industry before returning to Iowa State in 2018 to begin a concurrent DVM/PhD program at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Chelsea’s PhD research focuses on the pathophysiology of diet-induced gastrointestinal and systemic inflammation and associated changes at both the cellular and clinical level. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys hobbies including taekwondo, kayaking, painting, and bird-watching, in addition to spending time with her husband, Jeremy, and their two dogs, Dex and Desoto.