Margaret Krause

WIT Award Year: 2017
Organization: Cornell University

Margaret is a Ph.D. candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Upon the completion of her undergraduate degree in 2014, Margaret began graduate studies with Mark Sorrells and Michael Gore at Cornell, where she is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Currently, Margaret is serving as a U.S. Borlaug Fellow in Global Security at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in El Batán and Ciudad Obregón, Mexico. There she is working with the Bread Wheat Breeding Program to evaluate selection methods that utilize aerial images collected from airplanes and drones. Through the Women in Triticum network, Margaret looks forward to learning from a dynamic group of women working in wheat. “I [am] dedicated to building a career in agricultural research for development…By interacting with researchers and practitioners who are implementing development solutions around the globe, I hope to form relationships that will grow into research collaborations in the near future as I begin my career in agricultural research for development upon completing my degree.”