IIGB is extremely proud to announce that Katie Dehesh has been elected to serve as ASPB President in 2021, with her President-Elect duties starting October 2020.
Katie first joined the American Society of Plant Biologists in 1998 and is currently serving on the Hoagland Award Committee. From 2013 to 2019, she also served on the ASPB Publications Committee. As president, she will strive to provide more opportunities for students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career colleagues through increased social engagement and awareness in various public sectors, private sectors, and to the plant biology community.
With Katie’s leadership and vision, ASPB will thrive as a platform to allow for collaboration and understanding between educators, governmental granting agencies, politicians, businessmen, and farmers. Together, their voices will be amplified and will empower young plant scientists to advance their research and education, which is a core value of ASPB’s mission.
As Katie would say, be powerful!