Dr Natalia Martín is a lecturer in animal science at Massey University. Originally from Argentina, Natalia completed an agronomy degree at the University of Buenos Aires, and came to New Zealand to work in agriculture. She worked in technical and field research positions at the Massey University’s sheep, beef and dairy farms for several years. She completed a PhD evaluating the finishing performance of beef sires in a dairy–beef system. Her research interests include farm animal growth and meat quality.