WPGA 2022 Graduate Scholarship Recipient
I am a Master’s student at NMSU studying Plant & Environmental Science at ACES College. I am also a researcher in Dr. Nicole Pietrasiak’s Lab. I want to focus my thesis on mycorrhizal fungi in the pecan orchard soils in the Southwest. I start learning about the pecan industry by attending the WPGA conference, and I am excited to continue learning.
I am originally from Michigan, where my grandfather is a cattle rancher and farmer. Agriculture is near and dear to my heart, as is science. I have published research in the Journal of Environmental Engineering and done soil science research on coffee farms in Southern Ecuador.