Kristen Wickert

Dr. Kristen Wickert

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Kristen Lea Wickert has always loved the outdoors. This love started during her childhood in the forest roughly a mile from the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Pennsylvania. Her passion for understanding the forest and its inhabitants evolved to a professional level when she obtained her bachelors of forest science from Penn State and her masters and PhD in forest plant pathology from West Virginia University, and it grew when she was a forester in Texas and an entomologist and plant pathologist in the Appalachian mountains. Currently, Kristen lives in a beautiful small town in Appalachia and works as an educator and scientist studying forest insects, plants, and pathogens.

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