Mary Hope Kramer Title: Executive Office Manager/Animal Industry Writer Education: Berry College Location: Lexington, Kentucky Expertise: Animal Industry, Professional Writing, Horses Animal industry professional who spent several years working with Thoroughbred horses and a major racing syndicate15+ years of professional writing experienceWas also named top student in the Kentucky Equine Management Internship and completed the Summer Experience in Equine Management at the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, New York Experience Mary Hope Kramer has extensive experience in animal-related careers. She worked as a small animal veterinary assistant during college. After graduating, she moved into the equine industry, accumulating an extensive equine background that includes several years working for top Thoroughbred nurseries such as Shadwell and Juddmonte Farms, as well as an administrative position with a major racing syndicate. Education Mary Hope Kramer holds a bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Berry College. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.