Born and raised in Northern Brazil, my experience with nature derives from spending weekends at my grandfather's small farm. As I grew up, my curiosity to understand the science behind growing plants led me to choose Agronomy as a major in 2010. During my undergraduate years, I was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to learn English at Iowa State University, where I also enrolled in Agronomy classes and met outstanding students and faculty. My professional experience entails GIS conservation projects qualifying farmers for benefits and licenses within environmental laws in the Amazon and Nematology research in the seed industry. Currently, I am a P.h.D candidate affiliated with the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and my research will integrate the Daily Erosion Project with the STRIPS project to study soil management and conservation.
Kelly Nascimento Thompson
Area of Expertise:
Soil and Water Conservation
Land and Water Resources, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
B.S., Agronomy, Universidade Federal Rural da Amazonia, 2017