Dr. Ozgur Batuman | Plant Pathology Department | University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee FL
Fetchina’s studies in agriculture began when she was awarded a full scholarship from the Kellogg Foundation to attend EARTH University in Costa Rica. She graduated in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science. Since then, Fetchina’s professional life has been centered around agriculture, food processing, small farm activities, community development, and management. She is a co-founder of the Youth Association for Sustainable Development in Haiti, an initiative that gave her the opportunity to help a group of people in need as well as learn from them.
Currently, Fetchina is working on citrus greening, citrus black spot, and citrus canker activities in the HLB lab. She will also be involved in diagnosing diseases, monitoring disease progress and severity, assessing efficacity of treatments and pesticide applications, pest handling, field trial set up, sampling, data analysis, and other activities related to HLB (Huanglongbing/Citrus Greening).
Fetchina is enthusiastic about this new experience and being able to help that with different projects in the lab.