Michigan State University – May 2016
Bachelor of Science, Crop and Soil Sciences Bachelor of Arts, Arabic
Michigan State University Potato Breeding and Genetics Program
January 2018 – Present East Lansing, MI
Producing and evaluating conventional and genetically engineered potato varieties in controlled environment greenhouses, hydroponic systems, and multiple field locations. Breeding of diploid and tetraploid potatoes, and generating fruit, seed, tubers, tissue culture, and certified potato seed for commercial and research purposes. Performing trials for agronomic traits, pest resistance, and diploid breeding in the field, greenhouse, and lab.
American University of Cairo
September 2016 – July 2017 Cairo, Egypt
At the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE), managing vegetable production, rootstock breeding nursery, and the AUC community farm. Designing and building hydroponic system for rooftop use. Communicating and coordinating with RISE team to develop project plans.
Michigan State University Soil Biophysics Laboratory
January 2015 – August 2016 East Lansing, Michigan
Planning, installing, and operating field, greenhouse, and lab equipment in rain- fed and irrigated crop production for the Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) research program. Managing large-scale collection and analysis of plant and soil physiological, chemical, microbial, soil water, and root data. Developing, managing, and analyzing greenhouse experiments.
MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory
May 2014 – December 2014 East Lansing, Michigan
Testing soils for different nutrient and physical properties and recording data. Mixing chemicals and operating soil testing equipment according to protocol. Organizing and completing in-processing of samples.
May – August 2013 Grand Meadow, MN
Evaluating field and crop conditions. Communicating recommendations with customers and agronomist to protect crop quality and value. Helped producers increase value and solve agronomic challenges under the Head Agronomist.