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Grace Hansen Horticulturist

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EDUCATION

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture, Focus: Production (August 2017 Graduation)
  • Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo, Brazil
    Tropical Bio-based Production Systems (July 2016)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Broadmoor Apartments, Lincoln, NE
Leasing Agent, October 2016-Present
• Consult with residents by listening to their needs and connecting them with resources in order to resolve issues
and ensure satisfaction
• Marketed apartments to clients and consistently met Broadmoor’s goal of closing 33% of sales

UNL, Department of Horticulture, Lincoln, NE
Research Assistant, August 2016-April 2017
• Oversaw growth cycle of 256 plants while communicating strategies of plant sustainability to ensure viable
plants at harvest
• Processed and compared nine varieties of basil through steam distillation in order to analyze varietal oil
production
• Developed and implemented a trichome measuring procedure for comparison among several basil varieties
• Identified greenhouse pests and diseases and made suggestions for implementing integrated pest management
• Created a first-authored poster publication which was presented at 2017 American Horticultural Society
proceedings

UNL, Department of Plant Pathology, Lincoln, NE
Research Assistant, February 2015-May 2016
• Assisted in diagnosis of virus pathogens from infected tissues utilizing RNA extraction and electrophoresis
• Provided care and maintenance for diseased plants under controlled conditions in greenhouse
• Collected data through field experiments to monitor disease development in various switchgrass cultivars

Campus Involvement

Soil Judging Team
Judge, August-September 2015
• Demonstrated knowledge of soils through examining and identifying soils in order to compete in the 2016
Regional Soils Judging Competition

Horticulture Club
Member, August 2015-August 2017
• Assisted in plant care to raise money for club activities which were utilized to educate and relate with the public

Volunteer Experience

Friendly Farms, Iowa City, IA
Farmhand, May-June 2016
• Cooperated with farmer in order to grow marketable pesticide-free vegetables for local grocers and restaurants

Yellowstone National Park, WY
Customer Service Associate, May-August 2015
• Ensured a positive consumer experience through assessing visitors’ needs in order to provide optimal support

Clyde Malone Community Center, Lincoln, NE
Teacher, August-December 2014
• Educated elementary students in language arts through implementation of an after-school writing workshop