Plant Health Specialist II - Project Coordinator  St. Paul Minnesota Status: Offline
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Developed improved program infrastructure for the 2nd and 3rd seasons of a new early detection agricultural survey, placing emphasis on participant communications, messaging, and stakeholder awareness of the survey and its new and emerging pest findings


  • Worked independently to find, engage, and coordinate with over 100 contacts throughout the Twin Cities metro and greater Minnesota.

  • Conducted extensive phone and email communication with stakeholders and survey participants for multiple projects.

  • Visually surveyed and trapped for exotic pests in urban and rural agricultural systems at community gardens, small vegetable farms, orchards, and vineyards collected and submitted samples to the laboratory for analysis. Pre-screened and identified insects to the genus level for pest surveys.

  • Entered data, wrote proposals and reports using Microsoft Office products.

  • Communicated expectations and protocols to survey field staff.

  • Presented a 90-minute workshop on new and emerging pests of Minnesota and survey to immigrant farmers at the 2015 Immigrant and Minority Farmers Conference conducted a STEAM workshop promoting careers in science for middle school girls.


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  • Date: November 1 2021
  • Location: St. Paul, MN

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