McKenna Lupkes received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with a minor in meat science in 2015, and her Master’s degree in meat science in 2017. Currently, McKenna works as a technical service manager for Kemin in their pet food unit.
In her role, she works to support sales and customers, sends results from the lab testing services and works with lab samples. This includes rendered protein meals, fats and oils, finished kibble and treats, meat slurries, freeze-dried products and anything else going into pet food. McKenna interprets lab results and communicates them and any findings to customers. Before COVID, McKenna also traveled 75-80% of the time, covering the U.S. and Mexico.