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Petra founded Epi-interactive back in 2009. She is an epidemiologist with a broad range of skills and considers herself fortunate to have worked on a variety of smart projects and initiatives – from gene sequencing to risk assessment, surveillance, online learning and health informatics to early warning and international animal health, one health and food safety. Her international work regularly takes her to exciting places around the globe, for example in her role as consultant for the Food and Agricultural Organisation of United Nations (FAO) or presenting at seminars and conferences. She is a member and examiner of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH). Petra has previously held senior positions both at the New Zealand Food Safety Authority and the EpiCentre, Massey University and is also the past Editor-in-Chief of the New Zealand Veterinary Journal. In June 2018 Petra got appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM; Department of Veterinary Population Medicine) of the University of Minnesota, where she contributes to the group’s research and teaching programme. On the weekend you can meet her in Wellington’s eastern suburbs at a variety of kids sports events, queuing at a café for a flat white or taking Alvin for a walk because no one else will.