Dr. Michele Pfannenstiel is a speaker, trainer, entrepreneur and the CEO of Dirigo Food Safety. She earned her BA in Economics and Geology from Wellesley College, after which she served in the Peace Corps. She went on to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia College where she was chosen for the prestigious Health Professions Scholarship Program through the US Army. Upon receiving her DVM, Dr. P was commissioned into the US Army Veterinary Corps, where she learned the food safety skills she now brings to producers and processors across the country. After fulfilling her active duty commitment, Dr. P settled with her family in Southern Maine, where they raise chickens and the occasional ruminant, experiment in the kitchen, and explore the woods around their home.