Seeds of Inspiration: Alumni Stories

Back to the Foodture: Screening for a Better Tomorrow

January 14, 2021
Dr. Randi Jimenez reflects on how the UC Davis Horticulture and Agronomy program prepared her for her current career and discusses the benefits of past research and graduate school experiences.

The Microscopic Marvels of the Root Rhizosphere

November 09, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Schmidt describes her research on the maize rhizosphere microbiome and how the UC Davis Horticulture and Agronomy PhD program paved the way to her current position as a postdoctoral researcher for Mars Wrigley.

The Pomological Pursuit of Happiness

August 17, 2020
Emily Johnson reflects on her experience within the UC Davis Horticulture and Agronomy Graduate program and how it has shaped her career in pomology.

The fruitful Ph.D. - a tough but fun ride of Macarena Farcuh

October 04, 2019
Our alumni, Dr. Macarena Farcuh, currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, is developing a research program focused on improving fruit quality, nutritional value, shelf-life capacity, safety and consumer satisfaction from preharvest to postharvest ripening, using multidisciplinary approaches.