Summer Travel Grant 2017 Recipient
Graduate Degree Fellow
During my conference, I participated in a student competition where I presented my current research entitled “Effective Termination Methods of Brassica Cover Crops for Suppression of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes While Enhancing Soil Health.” I also participated in Cobb Bowl which is an oral quiz on General Plant Nematology, and where my team came in 4th place and was presented with a certificate of participation. I took part in Cobb Bowl with my fellow student colleagues from UH Manoa, Lilly Fatdal, also a current EWC/USSP fellow and Josiah Marquez. A large part of the accomplishments from this trip was networking with like minded graduate students and getting to know potential collaborators and/or advisors.
My travel to attend the 56th Annual Society of Nematologists, held at Colonial Williamsburg, VA would not have been made possible if I had not been financially supported by 1) East-West Center Alumni Travel Grants, 2) Tropical Plant Pathology Graduate Student Travel Grant, and 3) Nathan A. Cobb Foundation, in the amounts of $500, $700 and $700, respectively. I am very grateful for the help rendered in this regard.