About

What I Am Doing

I will be working under Dr. Mallikarjuna Swamy, a scientist in the Plant Breeding Division at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). I will specifically be working Plant Breeding and Biofortification to research how to improve the nutritional quality of rice during plant growth through breeding, due to the diversity of the crop.

How I Got This Internship

The Freeman Foundation offers students the chance to receive internships within their field of interest across several Asian countries through the Freeman Asia Internship Program.  In particular, I was chosen to intern at IRRI, located at Los Banos, Laguna in the Philippines.