Amy Hauver received her B.S. in Plant Biology at UNL in May 2017. She gained interest in plant breeding when working in research plots at a UNL extension center during high school. Amy will start the DPH program in Fall 2017.
Amy worked with Dr. Steve Baenziger and the Small Grains Breeding Program from August 2013-August 2016, along with completing a UCARE project with him. This is when she developed a passion for genetics and plant breeding.
Amy also taught genetics for Dr. Don Lee for 2 years. This is when she developed a passion for teaching and extension education.
“After developing an interest in plant biology, genetics, and education, I decided that the DPH program and a professional degree was the best fit for my career goals. Through the DPH program, I will be able to expand my knowledge beyond my plant biology background. I have gained a specific interest in pest management technologies and pesticide resistance. Through a National Needs Fellowship, I will be able to learn more about weed science, plant pathology, and entomology and use these to develop an online resistance management resource, combining my interest in DPH and in extension education”. ~Amy Hauver