Sarah-Ashlyn Barber has joined the Message Laboratory to work with Dr. Holli Seitz on a summer research project through the Veterinary Medical Research Scholars program. Sarah-Ashlyn is a second-year veterinary student at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include communication within the veterinary field. Originally from Pearl River, Louisiana, Sarah-Ashlyn obtained her Associate of Arts from Pearl River Community College before studying Animal and Dairy Science and obtaining a Companion Animal Management certificate from Mississippi State University. She hopes to carry her love of communication into the veterinary field as a potential clinical instructor or politician later in her career.