West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Shea received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with a minor in Chemistry from Florida International University in Miami, FL in 2007. Shea received her Master of Science in Crop and Soil Environmental Science from Virginia Tech in 2009 where she wrote her thesis on the benefits of composts for revegetating turf grasses on disturbed soils devoid of nutrients and beneficial microorganisms. Her thesis research was published in the trade journal, Compost Science and Utilization (2011), which she also reviewed research articles for.
In addition, Shea served on two committees for the Soil Science Society of America, and has presented more than a dozen scientific presentations at various Conferences, including the Virginia Recycling Association, the US Compost Council, and the Annual American Society of Agronomy International Meetings.
Prior to joining Vegalab, Shea worked with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Miami to describe the native microorganisms found in Florida soils as a Laboratory Manager for a private company in Texas specializing in compost teas, and most recently, she provided soil expertise to two non-profit botanical gardens, helping them improve their plants’ health while incorporating more sustainable alternatives to pest and disease management through natural products and integrated pest management techniques.
In her new role, Shea will be responsible for managing existing customers and supporting the sales team with her industry knowledge. She will lead the efforts of product education, develop protocols, and conduct field trials. Additionally, she will provide agronomical consultations (fertilizer and pesticide application) to the farmers of different levels across the world and present Vegalab Company and different approaches to IPM in sustainable agricultural production at the seminars, exhibitions, and field days.