I was born in Bangkok, Thailand and moved to the U.S. when I was 8-years old. I grew up in a small town in Temple, Georgia. I received my B.S. and M.S. in Biology from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL where I focused on active molecular properties in pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) and its effects on bacterial cells. I came across the DPM program during my quest of continuing my education, and I was fascinated with the multidisciplinary approach to plant health. I love that the program is exposing me to areas of science that I was not able to experience in my previous studies. I am fortunate to be a part of the DPM program, and I am ready for the new experiences and opportunities the program has to offer.