2021 Officers

 

President: Korede Olugbenle

Korede is our current President and a former Agronomy Representative. As President, he coordinates and leads PSGSC meetings, serves as the main contact for PSGSC-related business, and provides strategic vision for the future of PSGSC. Korede’s favorite plant is plantain, and he enjoys reading and watching and playing football (the real, not American, kind) in his free time. #COYG

 

 

Vice President: Guolong Liang

Guolong is our current Vice President and a member of the Horticulture Department. As Vice President, he coordinates PSGSC outreach and diversity initiatives, assembles and distributes weekly PSGSC digests, and assists with presidential duties when the President is unavailable. Guolong can’t choose a favorite plant, because there are just too many good ones, and he enjoys “popping cypher on the streets” (look it up) in his free time.

 

 

Treasurer: Maxwell Chibuogwu

Maxwell is our current Treasurer and a member of the Plant Pathology Department. As Treasurer, he maintains the PSGSC bank accounts, stocks the PSGSC candy cart (during non-COVID times), and manages the budget and grants for the annual PSGSC symposium. Maxwell’s favorite plants are grapes and cassava, and he enjoys “sleepin” in his free time.

 

 

 

Journal Club Chair: Becca Honeyball

Becca is our current Journal Club Chair and a member of the Horticulture Department. As Journal Club Chair, she coordinates weekly PSGSC Journal Club meetings, including recruiting presenters and selecting themes, and brides fellow PSGSC members to attend with caffeine and sugar (during non-COVID times). Becca’s favorite plants are any and all hot peppers, and she enjoys dancing and fungal cultures in both her free and work time. Tell her about your sneaker game.

 

 

Agroecology Representative: Erica Shoenberger

Erica is our current Agroecology Representative, and, like all representatives, her duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. Her favorite plants are beets and carrots, and she enjoys playing music with friends at campfires in her free time.

 

 

 

Agronomy Representative: Dylan Schoemaker

Dylan is our current Agronomy Representative, and, like all representatives, his duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. His favorite plant is corn, and he enjoys hiking in his free time.

 

 

 

Botany Representative: Tadhg Young

Tadhg is our current Botany Representative, and, like all representatives, his duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. More information forthcoming.

 

 

 

Horticulture Representative: Trevor Crosby

Trevor is our current Horticulture Representative, and, like all representatives, his duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. His favorite plants are potatoes and Coleus, and he enjoys playing playing songs and reading in his free time.

 

 

 

Integrative Biology Representative: Katherine Charton

Katherine is our inaugural Integrative Biology Representative, and, like all representatives, her duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. Her favorite plants are members of the Dicerandra genus, which have distinct minty smells unique to each species, and she enjoys snuggling with her cat and cross-stitching in her free time.

 

 

Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Representative: Peyton Sorensen

Peyton is our current Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics Representative, and, like all representatives, her duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. Her favorite plants are potatoes and hydrangeas, and she enjoys knitting, running, and hiking in her free time. #Potatoes4Lyfe

 

 

 

Plant Pathology Representative: Owen Washam

Owen is our current Plant Pathology Representative, and, like all representatives, his duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. Owen is pursuing a Master’s in Plant Pathology advised by Dr. Erin Silva. Personal interests include backpacking, camping, water polo, gardening, foraging, reading, cooking, eating, and climate-smart living. He is an advocate for the National Trails System – he has covered many miles on the Appalachian and Florida Trails and recently hiked across Dane County on the Ice Age Trail. #DaneDrifter #Mammoth40Challenge

 

Soil Science Representative: Ashmita Rawal

Ashmita is our inaugural Soil Science Representative, and, like all representatives, her duties include welcoming new students to the department, attending PSGSC and departmental meetings, and co-coordinating PSGSC events. Her favorite plants are potatoes and rhododendrons, and she enjoys dancing, cooking, and writing poems in her free time. #SpudBadger #Soil4Lyfe!