Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas
Assistant Professor of Horticulture
- Earned his master’s and PhD degrees in horticultural science from North Carolina State University — summa cum laude for both degrees!
- Engages, encourages and inspires students to think outside the box when it comes to the future of the horticulture industry and gardening. As a graduate student at NCSU, Jared dressed up as Super Seed, a superhero character he developed to illustrate seed germination and the initiation of a plant’s life cycle.
Getting into the Swing of Things: If there is ever a Dancing with the Horticulture Industry competition, sign Jared up. “I can cut a rug swing dancing.”
Favorite Flick: “'Field of Dreams' has captivated me since being a child. Perhaps it’s because the movie is about magic happening in a corn field.”