40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Lina M. Quesada-Ocampo


North Carolina State University

Job Title

Associate Professor and Vegetable Pathology Extension Specialist


During her eight years as faculty at NC State, Dr. Quesada has developed an amazingly comprehensive and impactful program highly regarded by her stakeholders. She is passionate about advancing agriculture, and masterfully integrates her broad training into a vegetable pathology research and extension program that addresses grower needs. Through field research observations and close interactions with stakeholders, Dr. Quesada guides her research questions and uses findings to inform and improve disease management in vegetable crops.

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