Dr. Lily Edwards is an assistant professor of animal behavior and welfare at Kansas State University. She obtained a B.A. in French from Amherst College in 2002. After teaching in Belgium for a year after graduating, she decided to continue her education in Animal Science. She received her M.S from the university of Rhode Island in 2006 studying behavior and welfare of captive zoo species. She completed her Ph.D. at Colorado State University in 2009 focusing on understanding and minimizing pre-slaughter stress of swine. At KSU, Dr. Edwards conducts research, advises students and teaches courses in animal behavior, welfare and ethical issues in agriculture.