New M.S. Student Hopes to Improve Agricultural Systems

Posted: March 31, 2016

This spring semester PPEM welcomes new Plant Pathology M.S. student and visionary Genna Tesdall.

Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) warmly welcomes Genna Tesdall to the department. With Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco as adviser, Genna has begun her M.S. in Plant Pathology this spring and has applied for the International Agriculture and Development (INTAD) dual-title degree program.

A native of Ames, Iowa, Genna graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. in Biology and Global Resource Systems in 2015.  She seeks to best position herself educationally now for future leadership as an agricultural engineer who can help to solve basic human problems as part of an international effort to improve agricultural systems worldwide.