Xinzheng (Chris) Chen, received his B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2017. Chris will start the DPH program in the fall of 2017.
Chris feels that after finishing this program there may be several career paths available to him such as starting his own business, or working as a consultant either helping farmers that have pest or disease problems, or maybe working as a consultant in a big seed company.
“I have always dreamed that one day there might be a doctoral position for treating plants just like there are veterinarians for animals and physicians for people. Until now, the Doctor of Plant Health allows me to become a real one. I have loved taking classes such as plant physiology, plant pathology, and entomology during my undergraduate year. I would expect that the Doctor of Plant Health program would help me to gain knowledge and experiences to better prepare for the real world. This program would allow me to focus on an area that I am very interested in mastering in the future. I have a passion for organic farming as I believe organic is the best way to achieve sustainable production. I believe this program will help me build my career and contribute to my country in new exciting ways in the future”. ~Xinzheng (Chris) Chen