Michelle Henson

What brought you to UGA? The botanical research and location. UGA has a strong reputation in plant science and I wanted to be a part of that. Also, Athens is a great community not only for me, but for my partner who moved down here with me as well.

What are your research/study interests? I’m interested in studying the effects of fire on plant-soil microbe interactions and post-fire recovery patterns.

What has been a benefit of being part of IPS?/How did it help you select your program? I really liked that I could rotate through the different labs and get a feel for the different types of plant research I could do at UGA. Not only did I get to interact and meet new people this way, but I was also able to add new skills to my skill set.

What are your career goals? I’d like to work for a non-profit organization as a research director or as a federal research ecologist.

Who is your major professor? Dr. Anny Chung