Lindsay Mikell

Academic credentials: B.S. in Water Sciences – University of Florida, 2020 Co-enrolled MS in Environmental Horticulture and DPM

I am a Florida native, and my parents raised me around nature. They acquainted me with native plants and their uses as food and medicine, and in issues on environmental health and biodiversity. I discovered my interest in plants during my undergraduate studies at UF and realized that I wanted to pursue a degree where I felt I could apply my skills to make a difference and educate others. The Doctor of Plant Medicine program was very attractive to me, since within the DPM program students explore many different aspects that affect plant health like entomology and nematology, agronomy, and plant pathology. Besides the variety of topics to learn about in the DPM program, being a DPM is a hands-on practice where I can move from working with local farmers, to working in the field, or working in a lab.
I am also pursuing my Master’s in Environmental Horticulture under the advisory of Dr. Sandra Wilson. My research focuses on the propagation of native plants such as Wild Lime and exploring options to increase their production and use.