My research focuses on understanding factors in the soil that influence the development of sudden death syndrome on soybeans. In addition, I am working to use remote sensing to detect stress on soybean plants caused by sudden death syndrome.
What is plant pathology to you?
Plant pathology is a vital science in the fight against world hunger.
Why did decide to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota? Tell us about your path to Plant Pathology.
As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison I took a position in a plant pathology lab. I quickly fell in love with the field and have never looked back. I am excited to be working in Dean Malvick's lab at the University of Minnesota and am looking forward to learning more about plant pathology.
What do you hope to accomplish in your time at the University of Minnesota, and what are your goals for the future?
I would like to learn as much as I can about plant pathology and make lasting connections with people in the field. In the future I would like to use my skills to serve farmers either through extension or research.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Hanging out with my dog, running, socializing
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