Pursuing Sustainable Agriculture Ph.D.

Joaneette González Rovira is from Manati, Puerto Rico and recently graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in June. González Rovira conlcluded working with John-Pa Chaisson-Cardenas, Lynn Campbell, program director, and Nicole Hanson, an extension program specialist, at the 4-H ISU extension and outreach in 4-H youth development on July 14. González Rovira taught students about the importance of pollination and said it was exciting to come to another country to teach. So far, this experience has confirmed her wish to pursue a Ph.D. in sustainable agriculture, preferably in Iowa.

How do you think this experience will help you with your goals?
“This is going to help me improve my leadership skills, English, help me learn to work with students and learn teaching techniques.”

What advice do you have for someone who has a passion for science?
“Believe with all of your heart.”

Where do you hope to travel someday?
“I want to have the opportunity to travel to South America.”

Is this your first time in Iowa?
“This is my second time here. I love Iowa because it’s relaxing and the people are nice.”