Degree: Master of Horticultural Science
Project Title: Augmenting Nutrient Acquisition Ranges of Greenhouse Grown CBD (cannabidiol) Hemp (Cannabis sativa) Cultivars
How are you planning to use your degree?
To further enhance my skills in the plant sciences and contribute to the research efforts for medicinal plants and crops in our agricultural community.
Whom do you want to thank?
I would like to thank my advisor Dr. Jeanine Davis for her overwhelming support in reaching my goals, Dr. Brian Whipker for working with me on my Cannabis project, Dr. David Suchoff for mentoring me in Agriculture Extension allowing field experience, Dr. Jillian De Gezelle for her perspectives in Ethnobotany, and my family for their tireless support while pursuing my education.
What is the best thing about studying horticulture at NC State?
The wonderful faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students made me feel so welcomed and part of an uplifting community.
Do you have plans for after graduation? Are you currently working?
I plan to pursue a career that will allow me to engage with our agricultural producers and researchers in the field of medicinal plants.
Committee Chair Comments (Jeanine Davis):
Jen, we haven’t known each other long, but in that short time you have impressed me with your intelligence, determination, resiliency, and vivacious personality. You excelled in your studies and took your MHS research project to levels none of us imagined; and you already have that research paper accepted for publication!! You have overcome some incredible personal challenges this past year and I am humbled by how you accepted what you could not control, rallied, and carried on. You are a strong woman! I expect to see you do great things. Let’s keep in touch. It has been an honor to serve as your Horticultural Science advisor.