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Ph.D. in Soil Science, Iowa State University, 2018.

Advisers: Dr. Michael Castellano (Lab webpage) and Dr. Sotirios Archontoulis (Lab  webpage).

B. Eng. Sci. Agro-industry, Tecnica del Norte University, Ecuador, 2011.

Adviser: Eng. Luis Sandoval.

Research and Professional Experience

2022 - present  Assistant Professor and Statewide Soil Health Specialist,

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (webpage), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE.

Split teaching appointment between Dpt. Agronomy and Horticulture and the School of Natural Resources (webpage).

Courses Taught: Agroecology PLS/NRE 435 & 835, Environmental Soil Science (TBD)

2021 - 2022 Adjunct Professor

Department of Agriculture Engineering, Central del Ecuador University, Quito, Ecuador.

2018 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research Associate,

W.K. Kellogg Biological Experimental Station (KBS webpage), Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI.

Advisor: Dr. G. Philip Robertson (Lab webpage).

Research focus: design and conduct research on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soil and bioenergy crops by using isotope methods (natural abundance and 15N-enrichment), comparative studies of switchgrass varieties.


2018 – 2022 Field Site Research Coordinator,

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC webpage), Michigan State University, Hickory Corners, MI.

Responsibilities: Coordinate and promote research projects at the field sites of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center. Provide information and give tours on the research project to visiting students and researchers as well as other groups from the US and abroad.

For more information on my background please see my CV (attached here).

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