Hannah Lindell

Name: Hannah Lindell

Hometown: Quincy, Washington

Year in School: Graduate Student (Ph.D.)

Hannah Lindell

In her own words ...

Where are you from, and why did you choose to study at UGA/CAES?
Quincy, Washington.

Throughout my undergraduate and masters degree, for the most part, research I conducted was integrated weed management of grass weed species in winter and spring wheat. I wanted to branch out and learn as much as I could about weed management and crop quality on an array of row, pasture, and horticulture crops. Dr. Basinger's lab allowed that niche with an introduction of covercrops to row crops which are not commonly seen in this type of management structure. As well as, understanding of crop-weed interaction and ecology

What is your major/degree program, and what department?
I am working towards my PhD in Crop and Soil Sciences with a specification in Weed Science .

Why did you choose your major?
Plant biology and ecology fascinate me to no end. Especially when management of unwanted plant species are introduced to that discussion. Understanding interactions between crops and weeds is continuing to evolve. Therefore, researching an entirety of weed specie interactions and growth habits is essential..

What is your favorite class you have taken?
I have yet to take a class at UGA, but my top favorite classes are (1) Weed Science, during my undergraduate, taught by Dr. Ian Burke at Washington State University, and (2) Ecology of Invasive Species, during my masters, taught by Dr. Karen Hickman at Oklahoma State University.

Who has been your favorite instructor?
Dr. Karen Hickman from Oklahoma State University

What has been the best experience you've had so far at the college?
Presenting my field research during the Corn Boil Field Day at J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research Center. 

What do you want to do with what you have learned here?
Work in extension with no specific crop area in mind. 

How has your experience at UGA changed you?
By introducing me to a leadership role that brought an abundance of awareness to team synergy. 

Thinking of the word agriculture - what does agriculture mean to you? In what ways does agriculture impact your life and your culture?
Agriculture to me means unity. From clothes, ethanol, health products, to the food that comes across your table, agriculture brings all humans together. Growing up, my family operated a small hay & grain and livestock farm. I have lived around this way of life and believe I will continue to. Agriculture taught me adversity of being a women in a male dominant industry by cultivating resilience, enthusiasm, and ambition in myself.

What do you like to do outside of class — hobbies, interests, secret talents?
I played fastpitch softball during my undergraduate degree so I still like to get out on the field and play slow pitch.