Posted: August 27, 2021

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently welcomed eight new graduate students.

Incoming plant pathology graduate students Chelsea Newbold, Mariah Kidd, Avalon Miller, Evan Buckner and Franco Acevedo Lugo stop for a photo during the department's graduate student orientation on August 20. Not pictured: Andrew Miles, Lily Cao and Maria Alejandra Gil Polo. IMAGE: PENN STATE

Incoming plant pathology graduate students Chelsea Newbold, Mariah Kidd, Avalon Miller, Evan Buckner and Franco Acevedo Lugo stop for a photo during the department's graduate student orientation on August 20. Not pictured: Andrew Miles, Lily Cao and Maria Alejandra Gil Polo. IMAGE: PENN STATE

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences recently welcomed eight new graduate students.

Graduate students are listed below under their program.

Plant Pathology, M.S.

  • Franco Acevedo Lugo
  • Mariah Kidd 

Plant Pathology, Ph.D.

  • Evan Buckner
  • Chelsea Newbold
  • Avalon Miller

Intercollege, M.S.

  • Andrew Miles

Intercollege, Ph.D.

  • Lily Cao
  • Maria Alejandra Gil Polo (Plant Biology Rotation)