A highly motivated, energetic, forward-thinking individual with a passion for higher learning, science, and personnel management. Finds great reward in mentoring and helping others to achieve their career and life goals. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills that enables productive interactions with a wide variety of audiences.
Team Project Coordination
Effectively navigated, implemented, and guided personnel through multiple transitions at USDA, by successfully embracing change management.
Enthusiastically mentored several STEM & international students as part of USDA minority & underserved populations.
Successfully graduated and currently advises multiple graduate students, both in the U.S. & internationally.
Lead scientist in charge of financial, intellectual, and personnel management of nearly $700,000 in USDA-ARS base funds.
Research Plant PathologistApr 2009 to Current USDA-ARS － Beltsville, MDLead Scientist of pome and stone fruit pathology project
Postdoctoral Research AssociateJan 2008 to Apr 2009 USDA-ARS － Beltsville, MD
Pome fruit pathology
Postdoctoral Research AssociateApr 2006 to Jan 2008 University of Florida － Gainesville, FLSoybean rust survival, epidemiology and chemical control.