IL PSM Student Spotlight: Jelita Pertiwi

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Today’s Student Spotlight is Jelita Pertiwi, one of our Agricultural Production students focusing on Crop Production.

She earned her B.S. in Crop Sciences right here at the University of Illinois but her interest in agriculture started when she was a child. Her main interest is in plant breeding and she hopes to create high quality and quantity crops for developing countries. During her undergraduate studies, she was given the opportunity to work in a variety of labs on campus giving her knowledge in everything from prairie cord grass to small grains. All of her classroom and hands on knowledge has led her this summer to Dow AgroSciences where she is working as Plant Breeding Intern. Jelita is taking the fall semester to study abroad in France and will continue her Agricultural Production studies in the spring semester and plans to graduate in May 2018. 

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