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Carly Summers

Carly Summers completed the requirements for a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from Cornell University in 2015. Her research was supervised by Christine Smart and focused on detection of Pseudoperonospora cubensis and assessing the effects of mixed-species cover crops on populations of soilborne pathogens of tomato. In addition to her research, she enjoyed being part of the elementary science outreach program in Geneva, collaborating with an IPM extension team in Tanzania, and instructing a first year writing course titled “Symbiotic Associations in Nature.” Prior to her graduate work, Carly served in El Salvador with the Peace Corps with projects in agroecology and environmental education. She attended New College of Florida for her B.A. in Biochemistry. Carly is currently travelling and looks forward to pursuing her interests in agriculture and outreach.