Please join the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology in congratulating PhD student Daniela Pezzini who was just awarded her second fellowship. In addition to her current AgBioFEWS fellowship, Daniela will also become a FFAR Fellow (Future Leaders for Food and Agriculture) this fall. She will be mentored by Drs. Clint Pilcher and Amit Sethi at Corteva, who also provided matching support.
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