Emmaline Long Cornell University. Emmaline Long is currently a junior at Cornell University majoring in agricultural sciences with a concentration in crop production and management. Her interests within agronomy include cover crops and vegetable production. Along with research on cover crops and nitrogen management, she is a student member of SASES and is president of the Agricultural Sciences Ambassadors. She is also involved in Alpha Zeta and Collegiate 4-H. She hopes to attend graduate school and eventually become a crop consultant.
Mariko Matsuda Colorado State University. Mariko Matsuda is a senior majoring in soil and crop science at Colorado State University, with a focus in plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology. She is the current Vice President of her local SASES chapter, and is performing research in plant insect resistance for her upcoming Honors thesis, which she will complete in May. After graduation Matsuda hopes to spend time in Germany, furthering her research experience, before returning to the U.S. for a Master's degree in plant genetics.
Lara Nichols Virginia Tech. Lara Nichols is a senior at Virginia Tech, double majoring in environmental science and environmental policy and planning. Nichols plans to attend graduate school in soil science after graduating in May 2011. Her long-term goals are to enter the fields of consulting or education. Her study focuses mainly on soil systems. Nichols has been conducting undergraduate research on improving soil compaction and biomass yield. She has also worked with The New River Pla
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