Sarah Light

Graduate Student - Agronomy & Plant Pathology 

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The NIFA fellowship is an excellent opportunity for me to gain more experience in applied, relevant, and innovative research. It's an opportunity to develop a variety of skills from an interdisciplinary group of scientists. This fellowship made it possible for me to work directly at an extension and research facility which will better prepare me to serve growers in the future……Sarah Light”. 


B.A. in Latin American Studies + minor in Spanish Literature

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Cum Laude; President Scholarship 2001-2005

Spring 2004 semester at University de la Habana, Cuba

M.S. Crop and Soil Science + Botany and Plant Pathology (dual major). Expected graduation March 2016.  Oregon State University, Corvallis-Hermiston, OR.


International Plant Nutrition Institute, Scholar, 2014

Future Leaders in Science Award: Soil Science Society of America, 2014

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Graduate Fellowship 2013-2015

Provost fellowship, Oregon State University 2013-2014

Crop Science Scholarship, 2014




HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA

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