Friday, October 9, 2020

New student, new study


Team Rubus has a new member, Katie Sheehan-Lust.  Katie is from California and got her BS degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (SLO). While at Cal Poly SLO she worked at the Strawberry Center with Dr. Gerald Holmes. After graduation  she worked at Naturipe with Dr. Hillary Quinn Thomas, also working with strawberries. We are giving her a bit of switch in berry crops, she will be working on a Rubus project we have with Pairwise, Cornell, USDA-ARS Corvallis, the University of Arkansas and BC Berry Cultivar Development in Canada. 

Katie traveled across the country to start a MS degree at NCSU, in the midst of a pandemic. We take that tenacity in the face of COVID as a good sign. Although classes are online and we don't get to see her everyday, we were able to go to the field and she jumped right into field work. Welcome Katie!

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