Sonya Nelson

  • Degree: Bachelor (Spring 2022)
  • Advisor: Dr. Helen Kraus


What was your degree(s) or focus?

Horticultural science with a concentration in production systems and entrepreneurship
Minor in plant biology

How are you planning to use your degree?

I plan to intern for NCSU’s horticulture team, then work in public gardens or research!

Whom do you want to thank?

Helen Kraus for all her help
My family and friends for their support
Alex Thompson for his support

Clubs and Activities


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

I currently work for UPL and will intern with NCSU this summer

Advisor Comments (Dr. Helen Kraus)

Sonya loves Horticulture and all things that have to do with plants and growing them. She wants to work with her hands and learn as much as she can. She hasn’t decided the exact path for her career yet, but it will likely include working in public gardens. Good luck in the future Sonya!