George Alexander Grant
Environmental Horticulture, M.S.
As I consider the future, I look forward to new adventures in learning and teaching. My personal research experiences, working in the field, laboratory, and conference attendance have given me a foundation to appreciate that there is a lot to be learned in the green industry. During my graduate program, I intend to develop and improve my scholarship as a student representing the University of Florida. By watching others, I will seek to develop and refine my own professional and personable style of communicating to increase clarity, efficacy, and my ability to lead larger groups of people. I plan to continue my studies within the gator nation as a Ph.D. student studying seedling and tissue culture production using environmentally controlled vertical farming methods. At the same time, my goal is to help horticulture make important strides in addressing the concerns of our ever-growing global population of consumers. This includes providing valuable training to undergraduate students wanting to develop a career in plant science. As a graduate student, I am seeking experiences and responsibilities, which will enable me to contribute to the community of global scholars and plant producers. By concentrating my studies on the optimization of young plant production, I hope to be able to make a significant contribution.