Amara (Camp) Dunn completed her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology in May 2014. Her research was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Smart, and focused on the biology and management of Phytophthora capsici, an important pathogen of many vegetable crops. While working on her Ph.D., Amara was also active in extension to vegetable growers (participating in the annual Empire State Producers Expo, among other grower meetings) and outreach to the public (assisting with the Elementary Science Outreach Program at the Geneva City School District and the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva). Prior to completing her Ph.D., Amara earned a M.S. in Plant Pathology from Cornell University (2009), conducting research in the labs of Drs. Helene Dillard and Chris Smart, and a B.S. in Biology from Juniata College (2005). She is currently the Instructor/Assistant Director of Introductory Biology Laboratories at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.