For Ernesto Sandoval, cultivating plants is a labor of love. He spends most of his days working closely with plants and people and facilitating interactions between the two. He runs tours, keeps the greenhouses in order and shares his knowledge of plant science with visitors.
Hinchee leads a research program which uses microbiology and bioprocessing science to develop biological products to improve plant health for agricultural applications. She directs research efforts, making sure projects are up-to-date and running smoothly.