Jenna Barnes

  • Degree: Bachelor (Spring 2021)
  • Advisor: Dr. Helen Kraus
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What was your degree(s) or focus?

B.S. in Horticultural Science with a concentration in production and entrepreneurship.

How are you planning to use your degree?

I am planning to use my degree in the field to put my knowledge to practice and care for gardens and landscapes in my area.

Whom do you want to thank?

I want to thank my family and my fiancee, Will, for their love and support throughout my time at NC State. I also want to thank Helen and all of the other amazing professors I had for helping me grow as a student and horticulturalist.

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

The best thing about studying horticulture at NC State is the amazing professors who care so much about the students. They all are so knowledgeable about plants and their specialty, and it is so interesting to learn from them.

Clubs and Activities

Sigma Alpha Omega Sorority and Pi Alpha Xi Horticulture Honor Society

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

I have been hired to work on the horticulture team at New Garden Landscaping & Nursery in Greensboro, NC.

Advisor Comments (Helen Kraus)

What a smile Jenna has. I remember the first time I saw it shining back at me in class. Jenna is a joy to be around and a hard-working student. She is considerate and passionate about growing plants. She will be a great addition to New Garden and is excited about this new phase of her life.