Jessie Weir is a PhD student at the University of Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science with a focus on the equine industry at the University of Florida in 2010. After completing her BSc Jessie went on to obtain a MSc in Animal Nutrition from the University of Florida as well. Jessie’s thesis focused on the environmental impact of feeding different amounts and types of phosphorus to horses. Jessie began her PhD programme at the University of Delaware in 2012 before transferring back to the University of Florida in 2013. Currently, the focus of her research is air quality (ammonia, in particular) on horse farms, more specifically looking at the environmental and horse health impact. Jessie has been involved with horses since a very early age and is particularly involved with the polo industry.