Full Name
Karen Christensen
Job Title
Sr. Dir. Animal Welfare
Tyson Foods
Speaker Bio
Karen Christensen, Ph.D., has worked extensively in live production for more than 35 years, serving as broiler manager, live production manager and director of technical services. She then worked for to the Center of Excellence in Poultry at the University of Arkansas as an associate professor where she was involved in extension and research around welfare and production. At Tyson Foods, where Christensen has worked since 2017, she is responsible for the well-being of broilers, turkeys, hogs and cattle. Christensen has served on the Board of Directors for PAACO, the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, since 2007. She serves as the chair of the Training and Education Committee and the chair of the Poultry Science Association Welfare Committee. Christensen has a bachelor's and master's degree in animal science from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in poultry physiology from Mississippi State University.
Karen Christensen