Young Alum of the Month: Eric Whitted

Name: 
Eric Whitted
Title and Company: 
Trait Introgression Project Manager at Mycogen Seeds
Hometown: 
Madison, New Hampshire
Major and Graduation Date: 
Entomology, May 2008
Major Job/Position Responsibilities: 

My major responsibilities involve the management of all activities involved in the introgression of insect resistance and herbicide resistance genes into elite corn inbred lines.

What you like most about your job/position: 

Working with new emerging technologies.

What advice would you give to current students: 

The best advice I could give would be to keep your career prospects broad. There are many exciting and rewarding jobs available in agriculture and life sciences.

 

Favorite ISU class
My favorite ISU classes were ENT 370 Insect Biology with Dr. Jurenka and ENT 425 Aquatic Insects with Dr. Courtney. I really enjoy collecting and identifying insects.