University of Vermont

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Department of Plant and Soil Science

Why choose Plant and Soil Science?

Hear from these recent PSS students as to why they chose a major in Plant and Soil Science and what they accomplished while enrolled at UVM....

  • add alt tag Sarah Kresock
    Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
    Class of 2012
  • Sarah chose to study horticulture because the field of study makes her feel more connected with nature. During her time at UVM, Sarah has interned with the garden crew as the horticulturalist's assistant at Vermont Technical College. Amongst other work experiences, Sarah also worked at Snow Farm Vineyard & Winery in South Hero, VT. Sarah was very active in UVM's horticulture club while a student and she hopes to travel and work on an organic vineyard post-graduation.

  • add alt tag Marielle Fisher
    Ecological Agriculture
    Class of 2012
  • Marielle chose to study Ecological Agriculture because she wanted to find a way to make a positive impact on the world. She believes that through growing food, and inspiring others to do so as well, she can help improve the health of our human species with reviving habitat for other species to flourish as well. While at UVM, Marielle interned at the Friends of the Horticulture Farm and was a work-study student at the UVM Greenhouse. Marielle was also a Watershed Educator for UVM's Watershed Alliance, was a teaching assistant for PSS, amongst several other things. Marielle hopes to use her skills as a farmer abroad working for the Peace Corps.

  • add alt tag Graham Glauber
    Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
    Class of 2012
  • Graham chose to study Sustainable Landscape Horticulture because he wanted to be in a business where he worked outdoors. While at UVM, Graham helped with a project for UVM's Greenhouse Residential Learning Community which helped to bring 10 raised beds to the property. Graham was also very active in the Horticulture Club, serving his last semester as President. Graham has already set into motion his own landscape design, installation, and maintenance business which he will operate out of Westchester Country, NY.

  • add alt tag Michele Langone
    Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
    Class of 2012
  • Michele came to UVM as a studio art major but quickly changed her mind once she found out more about landscape design and experiences the courses that UVM had to offer in the field. Michele's Honor's thesis was directly tied to her research in SLH and was titled "Multifunctional garden design to bring beauty and sustainability to UVM's campus". Amongst various off-campus jobs and internships, Michele was also very active in UVM's Horticulture Club. Michele hopes to work in a landscape design and architecture firm.

  • add alt tag Samuel Hoadley
    Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
    Class of 2012

  • Before coming to UVM Sam gained lots of experience working at gardens and nurseries. Sam chose Sustainable Landscape Horticulture to be able to continue to learn and experiment in the world of horticulture. During his time at UVM, Sam was an active member of Alpha Zeta Horticultural Honor Society, serving as treasurer in his final semester. Sam was also a member of UVM's Horticulture Club and won several horticulture prizes while enrolled. Sam's long-term career goal is to work at a botanic garden.
  • add alt tag Sara Ziegler
    Ecological Agriculture
    Class of 2012
  • Sara chose Ecological Agriculture after she began working at River Berry Farm in Fairfax, VT. At the farm, Sara discovered her passion for agriculture and plant science. While at UVM, Sara was involved with the student-run farm, Common Ground. She served as a farm manager as well as president of the Common Ground club. While at UVM, Sara completed an independent research project under Professor Josef Gorres. Sarah was also an active member of UVM's Horticulture Club and received numerous prizes in the field of horticulture while she was a student. After graduation, Sara plans to continue to work on farms or become involved in agricultural research either at a university or with another organization.

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