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Mansoor Adina

Team lead

Company: Zymergen, Inc. 

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2016

 

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Kevin Ansolabehere

FARM SUPERVISOR 

Company: Wonderful Citrus 

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2016 

 

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Jonathan Banuelos

Partner development associate 

Company: XRTM Inc. 

Hometown: Watsonville, CA

Major: Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering 

Graduation: B.S., 2020 

Elias Barriga Profile ImageElias Barriga 

Student Intern 

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2022

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Savana Becerra

Ph.D candidate 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2021

Expected Graduation: PhD in Entomology, UC Riverside

 

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Christian Bejarano

Agricultural Scientist

Company: California Department of Food and Agriculture 

Location: Watsonville, CA

Graduation: B.S., 2015 in Biology 

 

Kiara Benavides Profile ImageKiara Benavides

Student Intern 

Hometown: Woodlake, CA

Major: Agricultural Science

 

Eric Boyd

Lecturer

Company: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA

Major: M.S. Agriculture with a specialization in Soil Science

 

 

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Angel Carrillo

M.S. Student

Hometown: Perris, CA

Major: M.S. in Agricultural Education

 

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Scott Cosseboom

Graduate research Assistant 

University of Maryland 

Location: College Park, MD

Cal Poly Graduation: M.S., 2018 

 

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Angela Cruz-Garcia

Soil Conservationist 

Company: Santa Maria USDA 

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

Major: Agricultural Science, Crop and Soil Science

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Robert Cronk

student intern

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Major: Plant Science

 

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Marianna DeBarros

Lab Assistant

Company: Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs

Hometown: San Bernardino, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2021 

 

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Chris Dedo

M.S. Student, Climate and Society 

Columbia University

Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA

Major: City & Regional Planning

Graduation: B.S., 2020

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Renn Duncan

Research Associate

Company: Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

University: Westmont College

Major: Chemistry

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Samantha Farao

student intern

Company: Nipomo Feed & Ranch Supply

Hometown: Nipomo, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

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Kristen Fernandez

Viticulturist

Company: Trinchero Family Estate 

Location: Acampo, CA

Major: Plant Science, Fruit and Crop Science

Graduation: B.S., 2017

 


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Benjamin Gomez-Soto

Technician

Company: Marrone BioInnovations, Inc.

Hometown: Salinas, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2018

 

Omar Gonzalez Benitez

Research ASsociate

Company: UC Davis Strawberry Breeding Program 

Hometown: Watsonville, CA

Major: M.S. Agriculture with a specialization in Crop Science

Graduation: M.S., 2020

 

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Mel Graham

Agricultural Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Company: Agricultural Commissioner's Office at County of Santa Barbara 

Location: Santa Maria, CA

Graduation: M.S., 2016 in Plant Protection Science 

 

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Jack Koster

M.S. 

Hometown: Salinas, CA

Major: M.S. Agriculture with a specialization in Plant Protection/Pathology

Graduation: M.S., 2022

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Shelby Littleton

GrADuate student 

CSU Northridge

Hometown: Hollister, CA

Major: Environmental Earth & Soil Science

Cal Poly Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

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Nikki Lukasco

M.S. Research student

Michigan state university

Location: East Lansing, MI

Cal Poly Graduation: B.S, 2018

 

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Olivia Mann

RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Company: Cal Poly Corporation

Hometown: Mountain View CA

Major: Environmental Earth & Soil Science

Graduation: B.S., 2019

 

Maxine Meckfessal Profile ImageJesus Martinez-Rodriguez

M.S. STUDENT

Hometown: Greenfield, CA

Major: M.S. Candidate Agriculture with a specialization in Plant Protection/Pathology

 

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Abigail Maxwell

Assistant Plant pathologist

Company: Sakata Seed America, Inc. 

Hometown: Hollister, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

Maxine Meckfessal Profile ImageMaxine Meckfessal 

student intern

Hometown: Point Reyes Station, CA

Major: Agricultural Business 

 

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Beth Noel

M.S. Student

Cal poly Slo 

Hometown: Hydesville, CA

Major: Agricultural Science

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Jenny Ogden-Tinoco

Strategic Supply Manager 

Company: Superior Foods 

Hometown: Watsonville, CA

Major: Agricultural Systems Management

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

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Alexander Olivares

Sales Specialist

Company:  Cal Coast Machinery

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

Major: Agricultural Business 

Graduation: B.S., 2018

 

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Sophie Ortiz

Farmer's Market WORKER

Company: Prevedelli Farms, Inc

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Major: Environmental Earth & Soil Science 

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Michael Palmer

AGROnomist

Company: Crop Syndicate

Hometown: Cary, IL

Major: M.S. Candidate Agriculture with a specialization in Crop Science

Graduation: M.S., 2020

 

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Lindsey Pedroncelli

Ph.D. Student

university of riverside

Location: Riverside, CA

Graduation: B.S., 2017

 

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Selena Pereda

Quality Assurance Technician

Company: Veg-Fresh Farms 

Hometown: Salinas, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2018 

 

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Victoria Plumb 

Graphic designer & Printing Specialist

Company: All Printing Services, Inc. 

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 

Major: Graphic Communications

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Mohammadreza Ramzanpour

Postdoctoral fellow

university of texas at san antonio

Hometown: Babol, Iran

Major: PhD. in Mechanical Engineering

Graduation: Ph.D, 2021 

 

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Rhealynn Ravarra

Program educator

Company: Green Plate Special

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Kaleb Roberson

Pest Control Advisor

Company: TriCal, Inc.

Hometown: Galt, CA

Major: Agricultural Business

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Anyssa Rodarte

landscaper 

Company: Hearst Ranch 

Hometown: Pomona, CA

Major: Agricultural Business

Graduation: B.S., 2018

 

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Wilson Roehlk

PEST CONTROL ADVISOR

Company: Coastal Vineyard Services, LLC

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Major: Agriculture and Environmental Plant Sciences

Graduation: B.S., 2018

 

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Claudia Romero

Blackberry and blueberry forecaster 

Company: Driscoll's 

Hometown: Camarillo, CA

Major: Agribusiness

Graduation: B.S., 2019

 

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Kenny Romero

SalesPerson

Company: TriCal, Inc.

Hometown: Paso Robles, CA

Major: Agricultural Science

Graduation: B.S., 2016

 

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Luke Rossi

sustaining automation engineer 

Company: Plenty 

Hometown: Aptos, CA

Major: Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering 

Graduation: B.S., 2019

 

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Samantha Santos 

Student intern 

Hometown: Gonzalez, CA

Major: Agricultural Business

Graduation: B.S., 2022

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Katelyn Sheehan-Lust

Field Research Specialist

Company: Naturipe Farms

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2018

 

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Jack Stobaugh

Design Engineer 

Company: Sherwood Design Engineeres

Hometown: Aptos, CA

Major: Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering 

Graduation: B.S., 2019

 

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Lauren Tallichet

Lab Research Assistant 

Company: Bayer Crop Science

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

Alex Tao Profile ImageAlex Tao 

student intern

Hometown: Watsonville, CA

Major: Agricultural Business

Graduation: B.S., 2022

 

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Jennifer Tarke

Agriculture Teacher 

Company: River Valley High School 

Hometown: Sutter, CA

Major: Agricultural Business

Graduation: B.S., 2016; Single-Subject Credential, 2017 (CSU Chico)

 

Shae Tobin Profile ImageShae Tobin 

student intern

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Major: Plant Science 

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Yu-Chen Wang

M.S. 

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Major: M.S. Agriculture with a specialization in Plant Protection

Graduation: M.S., 2022

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Jack Wells

R&D Mechanical Engineer 

Company: Orchard Machinery Corporation

Hometown: Rio Oso, CA

Major: Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering 

Graduation: B.S., 2019 

 

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Sarah White

strawberry breeding Research associate

Company: Driscoll's 

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Major: Plant Science

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

Jonathan Winslow

Field Product Development Representative 

Company: Biotalys NV

Hometown: El Granada, CA

Major: Environmental Studies

Graduation: M.S., 2018 in Agronomy and Crop Science 

 

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Cody Wong

Crop advisor assistant

Company: Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce

Location: Santa Maria, CA

Graduation: B.S., 2015

 

Mason Wong Profile ImageMason Wong

student intern

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Graduation: B.S., 2022

 

Felipe Valle Profile ImageFelipe Vallejo 

Tasting Room Employee

Company: Center of Effort Winery 

Hometown: Chowchilla, CA

Major: Agricultural Communications 

Graduation: B.S., 2021

 

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Gabe Worthington

Graduate REsearch associate

CSU, CHico

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

Major: Environmental Earth & Soil Science

Graduation: B.S., 2020

 

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