I am originally from Waupun, Wisconsin. Here I grew up on the family farm where many vegetables for the canning and frozen vegetable industry were grown. While at Iowa State I am pursuing a Masters of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Horticuluture.
Our research will be assessing various high performing lettuce cultivars in high tunnels to provide growers with information for their own farms. There will also be a component where we assess the effects of applications on stress tolerance (heat and cold) with lettuce.
After school,my goal is to continue with research and extension to help growers with issues they face in their production. I am also interested in pursuing International agriculture extension opportunities. When I am not in the field I enjoy Hiking, Camping, Cooking and Traveling.