Crop Science/Soil Management
Biology, Harvard University
Crop Science, University of Kentucky
Curriculum Projects: The Importance of Peer Review: the National Geographic Fossil
Fiasco; Inventory of Insects on Common Reed Grass
- 2001 CEIRP Fellow Statement
an undergraduate biology concentrator at Harvard, I did a senior thesis on plant
systematics in which I examined the genus Kalmia (mountain laurel) and its close
relatives. I did my masterís degree in Crop Science at the University of Kentucky
on ecological relationships between soybean, eastern black nightshade, and common
cocklebur. Now, I am completing a Ph.D. in Crop Science - my dissertation topic
is basically "How to control weeds when growing a cover crop in field corn."
However, I am interested in most anything related to plants and ecology or agriculture.
Also, I have taken courses in GPS (Global Positioning Systems), IPM (Integrated
Pest Management), and statistics. I've worked at Cornellís Arnot Forest, the Cornell
Orchards, the Vet School (doing statistics), and in agricultural extension (talking
to farmers about weed control). I also like hunting for fossils.