Dr. Angela Laury-Shaw is an Assistant Professor of Food Safety at Iowa State University in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is a native of Downers Grove, Illinois and returned back to Iowa after 6 years in Lubbock, Texas. She received her B.S. and M.S. in animal science and meat science at Iowa State University. She then obtained her PhD and completed a post doc in food microbiology from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech University she was the manager of the Food Pathogen Intervention Laboratory for 5 ½ years, taught many food safety courses, and provided food safety extension outreach to manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Mexico. At Iowa State University her research and extension focus on the development of intervention strategies to control and prevent pathogen (E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus) within the farm and manufacturing setting. Her work provides practical insight into pre- and post- harvest food safety practices in the fruits, vegetable, nuts, pet food, meat, poultry, egg and grain industry.