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Samantha Willden

The decision to pursue a PhD in the Entomology Department at Cornell was the best decision I could have made. This department is world renowned for its general prowess in entomological research but it is also a flagship for extension that extends beyond the department. Studying here, I was able to gain the skills that I wanted (and more!) for a faculty career emphasizing extension and teaching. These skills will be necessary in my new position as a postdoc at Purdue working on small diversified farms to support growers in Urban landscapes.