This summer we had the privilege to have Miranda Gerrard as an intern for The Fatted Calf. Miranda is from Blacksburg, Virginia where she is a senior in high school. Her main responsibility this summer was training the youth at Casa Vida y Esperanza as they prepared their horse, heifer, lamb, and chicken projects for the annual fair Expo Esperanza. In addition, Miranda translated several meat science lessons from English to Spanish for use in teaching classes in Mexico. Miranda worked very well with the youth and they really appreciated her friendliness, patience, and enthusiasm. Thank you to Miranda’s parents for their faith and confidence, and thank you to Miranda for volunteering her time to help further our mission of providing training and career development to the fatherless and less-privileged. We hope and believe that this will be mutually beneficial to Miranda as well as to those we serve.