Temple Grandin on Reddit

Temple Grandin is no stranger to Q&As. And on the morning of Nov. 17, the CSU Professor of Animal Sciences hosted an AMA, or “ask me anything” session via Reddit. Check out a six second vine from the event:

Read the whole discussion on Reddit.

World renowned expert

A professor at Colorado State for over 20 years, Grandin has made enormous contributions to the livestock industry. Her insights into animal behavior shaped innovative approaches to livestock handling, including methods and designs for humane slaughter that are now the industry standard.

In addition to her animal science research, the world knows Grandin as the face of autism. Her accomplishments as a speaker, author and advocate earned her a place among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2010. Her life story was detailed in the acclaimed HBO biopic, Temple Grandin. Grandin continues to speak and write about autism, most recently in her book Different…Not Less.

Connecting with new audiences

Reddit is a link sharing online community that attracts millions of users each month. Its popular AMA events connect users and public figures in an open forum. Typically, users submit questions during a limited time window a few hours before the AMA event. The host then answers questions during a live chat session. AMAs allow the public to interact with interesting and knowledgeable people on a one-to-one, unscripted basis.

Sharing expertise

Grandin is the third Colorado State University professor to host an AMA with the help of CSU’s Social and Digital Media Team. Previous researchers highlighted include Professor Susan Bailey and Professor George Wittemyer.