Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Horticulture 2022
Areas of Interest
Plant genetics, turfgrass phenotyping, and drought studies.
I recently graduated this past spring from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with my Bachelors degree in Professional Horticulture and a minor in Biotechnology. While working on my undergraduate degree, I found a passion in plant genetics and increased my knowledge by engaging in a variety of research experiences. I am looking forward to working with the turfgrass team to grow my knowledge and help facilitate impactful research; while also helping to create new ideas and conversations about turfgrass in plant science. I know many great memories and friendships will be made as I begin my career here.
Currently this past summer, I have been working on turf research in drought studies, rhizome growth in correlation with photoperiods, bee lawn assessments in the twin cities, and work with flow cytometry. The work being done here feels rewarding as we work together to better understand turf for any individual from lawn owners to large-scale golf course management. As I continue building my research experience, I hope to join a graduate program with the UMN in the future.
Honors and Awards
2022 ASHS Outstanding Undergraduate Horticulture Student from University of Wisconsin-River Falls