I will be investigating the genetics of cereal crops and their wild relatives.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
What is plant pathology to you?
Plant pathology is an invaluable field that allows me to combat viral, fungal, and many other dangerous outbreaks that could decrease crop yields and subsequently hinder our ability to feed our global population.
Why did you decide to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota? Tell us about your path to Plant Pathology.
The facilities, resources, and community at the University of Minnesota are astounding; when I first visited the University, I could really see myself feeling at home here. The opportunity to work with Brian Steffenson and the other researchers at the University is equally incredible.
What do you hope to accomplish in your time at the University of Minnesota, and what are your goals for the future?
I hope to hone my existing skills in plant genetics while learning more about bioinformatics, plant breeding, and plant pathology as a whole. After I graduate, I plan on working in industry and applying my knowledge to grow crops in a more sustainable, as well as less pesticide-centered, way.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Yoga, watching anime, playing video games, and spending time with my family
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