Yordi Gil-Santos

Yordi Gil-Santos

Research Assistant
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Greetings! I’m Yordi, a dedicated undergraduate set to graduate in the spring of 2024 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Genetics and Plant Biology from the esteemed Rausser College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley.

Originally hailing from the agriculturally rich region of Fresno, California, my roots in the ag industry run deep. These early experiences ignited my passion for soil management, crop production, and plant science, steering me towards a fulfilling academic journey.

In the summer of 2020, I joined the Berkeley Agroecology Lab, marking a pivotal moment in my exploration of agricultural sciences. As a proud Laboratory Assistant under the guidance of Professor Timothy Bowles and PhD Candidate Kenzo Esquivel, I actively contribute to our collective pursuit of knowledge.

My role involves hands-on experiences in the field, from collecting crucial data on root samples of lettuce and tomato crops to actively participating in field days alongside esteemed PhD candidates. This includes tasks such as fruit harvesting, soil sample collection, and meticulous recording of biomass data.

Eager to expand my skill set, I am currently undergoing training in a diverse array of laboratory data collection technologies. This encompasses soil and plant sample analysis, with a specific focus on elemental analysis. This ongoing education aligns seamlessly with my aspirations to leverage these skills in the agriculture industry post-graduation.

As I approach the culmination of my undergraduate studies, I’m excited to merge my academic knowledge with real-world experiences, contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture. The journey thus far has been nothing short of inspiring, and I look forward to the chapters yet to unfold in my pursuit of a fulfilling career in the agriculture industry.