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NICOLE STEPHENS

Research Technician, Behavior

Nicole joined AFB International in 2015 as a Research Technician for the Applied Behavior Research Team at the company’s Palatability Assessment Resource Center (PARC). Nicole runs dog and cat behavior studies and assists in innovating and developing behavioral methods and metrics for these studies. Nicole’s efforts contribute to helping customers improve product performance by evaluating product preference based on pets’ feeding experiences. Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, received her certification as Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and is a member of the AFB PAWS safety team. Nicole’s love for animals makes her career a fun, rewarding, and insightful experience.

At home, Nicole is a mother of two children Audry and Oliver. They have one dog, Ace, and outside of work Nikki likes reading and spending time with her children, family and friends.