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Magnified Grass

Current Officers 

Our aim is to develop leadership skills through student-led symposiums and seminars, while expanding knowledge in plant sciences, promoting networking opportunities, and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to address "grand challenges" in the field. Join us as we work to make a positive impact in agriculture and the community through education and outreach initiatives.

2023-2024

Magnified Grass
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Noé Perron

Co-President & Treasurer 

PhD Student, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gainesville

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Jairo Arcos

Co-Vice President

PhD Student, Plant Breeding 

Gainesville

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Mariana Herrera 

Symposium Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Pathology

Gainesville

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Christ Mane Belizaire

Events Committee Chair

PhD Student, Plant Pathology 

Gainesville

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Habib Akinmade

Events Committee Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Melanie Cabrera 

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Anisa Khalid

Outreach Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Mohammed Kyum

REC Outreach Coordinator 

PhD Student, Agronomy

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

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Samuel Ipinyomi 

REC Outreach Coordinator 

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

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Dr. Marcio Resende

Faculty Advisor

Assistant Professor, Horticulture

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Makayla Rutski

Co-President 

PhD Student, Plant Breeding 

Gainesville

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Camila Ichazo 

Co-Vice President

Master's Student, Agronomy

North Florida REC- Marianna 

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Dominick Padilla

Symposium Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Nadia Mourad

Events Committee Chair

PhD Student, Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gainesville

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Martin Zapien

Events Committee Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gainesville

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Ellen Garcia 

Fundraising Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Horticulture

Gainesville

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Taylor Sawyer

Outreach Committee Co-Chair

PhD Student, Plant Breeding

Gainesville

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Jesse D. Potts

REC Outreach Coordinator 

PhD Student, Environmental Horticulture

Tropical Research and Education Center -Homestead 

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Prerna Sabharwal

REC Outreach Coordinator 

PhD Student, Horticultural Sciences 

Tropical Research and Education Center - Homestead

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Dr. Esteban Rios

Faculty Advisor

Assistant Professor, Agronomy

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