Walter Barrantes Santamaria

Walter Barrantes Santamaria agreed to mentor Lizzie Gill at the request of her UNH mentor, Andrew Ogden, and he hopes to work with other students like Lizzie in the future. Dr. Barrantes greatly appreciated Lizzie’s contribution to the work at the Agricultural Experiment Station, Fabio Baudrit Moreno University of Costa Rica, where he is an agronomist and molecular biology lab coordinator specializing in molecular breeding. He provided logistics support to Lizzie (lodging, lab access, etc.) and trained her in molecular lab techniques related to her research on tropical pumpkins. Dr. Barrantes commends Lizzie’s professional performance on the project and found being a mentor a gratifying experience.