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Student Participants

USDA-NIFA-HSI Student Interns 2017:

Jeffrey Ali is a third-year mechanical engineering student from the bay area. Through this fellowship, Jeffrey hopes to learn more about the technology and economics of precision agriculture, so that he can apply that knowledge and make a contribution in this field. In his spare time Jeffrey enjoys swimming and jogging.
Horacio Ledesma is a third-year Mechanical Engineering student from the Central Valley. He sees this fellowship as a great opportunity to learn more about the future technology of agriculture, and he hopes that in the future he will be able to give back to the Central Valley using the knowledge obtained. Horacio enjoys passing time with his family and playing the guitar.
Luis Jimenez Lopez is a first-generation mechanical engineering student from the Central Valley. He hopes to use this fellowship to learn how various technologies can be used to increase efficiency and productivity in farming. Luis enjoys playing sports and painting.
Victoria Manh is a recent graduate with a bachelors in material science and engineering.  She has previously worked on a project focusing on disease detection on grapes using aerial drones and holds a remote pilots certificate. She hopes this internship will expand her knowledge of drone applications in agriculture. In her spare time, Victoria works on mini projects. Her current project is adding modifications to her 3D printer.
Eva Salas is a 3rd year stdents and her major is Computer Science and Engineering. She is from the Central Valley and grew up around agriculture. She hopes to use this experience to gain a deeper understanding of how technology is integrated into agriculture. In her free time she enjoys dancing and hanging out with friends.