Student Experience

Graduate school provides great opportunities to grow personally and professionally. In this section, we highlight achievement of our graduate students during their time in our program and after graduation. In Horticulture and Agronomy, we celebrate the diversity within our community as reflected through research expertise, cultural backgrounds, life experiences and career outlooks.

As one of the Aggies, our alumni strive to make positive changes in their local communities and at a global scale.

We hope our students and the public audience can learn from our student experience, and are looking forward to see fruitful collaborations in the near future.

Latest Blog Posts

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.