I am a Farm Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension in Napa County, California. I am actively engaged in research projects in California vineyards, focusing on challenges faced by wine grape producers. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, current member of the Farmworker Education Committee of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and fluent Spanish-speaker, many of my educational programs are focused on the Hispanic vineyard labor force. I received my training at Washington and Lee University (B.S. Biology) and the University of Florida (Doctor of Plant Medicine), and have been employed with the University of California since 2002.