Will Lewis

Will Lewis
Light as a parrot’s feather
  • Degree: Bachelor (Spring 2021)
  • Advisor: Dr. Helen Kraus
  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-lewis-058994168/


What was your degree(s) or focus?

B.S. Horticulture Science -Production Systems and Entrepreneurship

How are you planning to use your degree?

To travel the world and experience different cultures and climates through the application of Horticultural knowledge and the connections the plant world can provide

Whom do you want to thank?

I would like to thank my parents for their unending support. My family has been behind me for longer than I remember and they are a true blessing to have had for me to rely on. My brothers for setting an example of how to get out in four years, no matter the program. My advisor Helen for showing me the ways to handle the stress of school and how to create your own college experience and explore the opportunities you have. The whole Horticulture department for their involvement in the students experience and their enthusiasm to teach us in the ways of the green world. My legs for always supporting me, my arms for always being by my side, and my fingers for something to always count on. Thank you to everyone I’ve met along the way with each their own special puzzle piece to my final image.

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

The variety in classes provided and freedom of choice between them. The hands on experience of classes where you are able to see what you talk about in classes and apply it yourself. The department for being such a kind and caring group of people, and the people you meet and stay with throughout your school career.

Clubs and Activities

Intramural sports-Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer
Horticulture club
Study abroad
University of Adelaide Club Basketball
Pi Alpha Xi
Student Wolfpack Club

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

Get a job somewhere, I do some small independent design and install but will be looking for employment in another area next.

Advisor Comments (Helen Kraus)

What a joy Will is. Always happy and willing to lend a hand. An explorer at heart, Will spent a semester abroad in Australia exploring the outback! His passion lies in hemp production, and he hopes to find a career in this field. Regardless of where he his career takes him, he will have fun. Will is a team player and will make a great addition to any organization smart enough to hire him.