At the annual WineVit conference, WSU Viticulture & Enology Department Founding Chair Jean Dodson Peterson outlined an exciting future, explaining how V&E will support WSU’s larger goals of creating a diverse set of global leaders and applying research to real-world situations.
Bernardita Sallato, a WSU assistant professor and tree fruit Extension specialist, received the Latino Leadership Award from the Washington State Tree Fruit Association for her outreach work with the Hispanic community.
After spending years as a public defender and witnessing the challenges of Native Americans in her hometown, Jonnie Bray decided to go back to school so she could make a different kind of impact on people in her community and beyond. She graduated in December 2022 from WSU with dual degrees in economic sciences and social sciences.
Jean Dodson Peterson joined WSU this fall as founding chair of the newly established Department of Viticulture and Enology. In a Q&A, she describes her goals for the department, including combatting climate change’s effect on grapes and curriculum redesign.
When Alfredo “Freddy” Reyes was working in Yakima Valley orchards as a youth, he didn’t know he’d someday be studying the science behind tree fruit crops. Now he’s gaining valuable agricultural experiences in the field and lab through an internship with WSU IAREC.