Emma Flemmig - 2009 Golden Opportunity Scholar

Emma Flemming PictureEmma Flemmig is a senior at Iowa State University. She is majoring in agronomy, biology, and international agriculture. Emma is a senior and plans on graduating in May 2010.

Her study focuses on crop genetics, international development, and sustainable agriculture. She has done both agronomy and molecular plant pathology research at Iowa State and had internships at the Land Institute, Cornell University through the National Science Foundation, and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, conducting agroecology or genetic research on maize, rice, tomato, forages, and wheat.
She served as the national director of the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences and studied in Argentina. Emma was also a member of the ISU Crop Judging Team and the National FFA Organization.
She plans on going to graduate school in plant breeding. Her goal is to become a public breeder for a non-governmental organization or an academic institution.