Lab and Research Specialist, Greenhouse Manager
After moving to the U.S. from her native Chile in the late eighties, Monica Bittner Marcelli graduated from the University of Maryland in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy and then again in 1995 with a Master of Science Degree also in Agronomy. She held various Teaching and Research Assistant positions during her time at Maryland for both the Botany and the Agronomy departments Monica has taught Botany, Weed Science, Geology at the University of Chile and University of Maryland. After graduating, she worked for 4 years at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy as a Research Associate.
She has contributed to over nine academic publications and has-authored several coloring books aimed to provide children and parents with education in pesticide safety, biological control, invasive weeds, monarch butterfly, turtles, and pollinators, Responsible and limited pesticide use is an issue for which Monica has a lot of passion.