Anna Nelson

  • Degree: Bachelor (Fall 2021)
  • Advisor: Dr. Brian Jackson

What was your degree(s) or focus?

B.S. in Horticultural Science- Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

How are you planning to use your degree?

I am planning to use my degree to make further advances in plant breeding. I want to make a positive impact on my community. One of the best ways for me to do that is to make sure that people are well fed and surrounded by beautiful plants.

Whom do you want to thank?

I would like to thank my parents for their unwavering and steadfast support. I would also like to thank my sister, who encouraged me to take on every challenge. I’d also like to thank my instructors, who gave me so many opportunities. Without them, I would never be in the position I am today.

What is the best thing about studying horticulture at NC State?

The resources and people available to a horticulture student at NC State are phenomenal. The college makes sure that there are plenty of educational resources available, from the NC Cooperative Extension Program to free access to software programs. The teachers are invested in their students and provide so many hands-on events. Everyone in the department is a joy to work with and are truly excited to teach.

Clubs and Activities

  • Horticulture Club, Vice President
  • Beekeepers Club, Member
  • Pi Alpha Xi, Secretary
  • Plant Breeding Club, Member

Do you have plans for after graduation? Are you currently working?

I am planning on continuing my education at NC State. I will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in the Horticulture Department.