Dr. Hillary Q. Thomas will be joining the 2023 Salinas Biological to contribute her unique problem-solving abilities to help find sustainable biological solutions.
Dr. Thomas builds and implements commercial agricultural research programs and provides scientifically sound deliverables. Her strategic scientific approach helps growers and shippers meet customer and regulatory expectations in a manner that is both economically viable and sustainable. She believes that “the best outcomes come from the harmonization of science, policy and innovation.”
She is currently the Research and Technical Director at Naturipe Berry Growers, Inc. where she develops and implements applied agricultural research and extension programs for berry crops. She is an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) expert who received her doctorate in Entomology from UC Davis in 2009. She went on to serve as a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) fellow in the California state legislature in the office of Fiona Ma.
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