Katherine McLachlan - 2012 Golden Opportunity Scholar

Katherine McLachlan

Katherine McLachlan is a senior in the Department of Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois.  She is majoring in Crop Sciences with a concentration in Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology and has a minor in Chemistry.  She plans on graduating in May 2013.
She has done an internship as a Production Research Intern with Monsanto, and has two internships with Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. as a Crop Scout and as a Maize Product Development Intern.  She also works in the Department of Crop Sciences working with Dr. David Walker, on Soybean Rust resistance and other soybean pathogens. 
She is the current treasurer for her local SASES chapter, the Field and Furrow Agronomy Club, is a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, and a member of the Crop Sciences Ambassadors.
She plans on going to graduate school for Plant Breeding and Genetics.  Her goal is to become a traditional plant breeder for a seed company working on increasing yields with less water and nutrients.