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Teresa (Jacobsen) Mitzel, M.S.

Teresa (Jacobsen) Mitzel, M.S.

Teresa (Jacobsen) Mitzel, M.S.

Posted February 11, 2014

Name: Teresa (Jacobsen) Mitzel

Degree: M.S. in Horticulture

Year Graduated: 1988

Adviser: Dr. Shelley Jansky

Current Position: Head of Product Evaluation & Advancement Vegetables at Syngenta in Idaho

How has NDSU Plant Sciences/Cereal and Food Sciences contributed to where you are today?

"NDSU Plant Sciences gave me an awesome foundation to launch a career in Plant Breeding. My undergraduate degree focused on Landscape Design, and my Masters program on plant breeding in potatoes. I was very fortunate to combine both of them in a career of breeding ornamentals. I have been with Syngenta for 22 years, and have now transitioned to Vegetables as the Head of Product Evaluation in North America. My team takes the products from the discovery science stage and decides which products best fit our customer needs. Bringing plant potential to life and feeding the world!!! Thank you NDSU for initiating my journey."

(Photo by Taylor Mitzel)

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