ATI student selected as AmericanHort HortScholar

Submitted by Terry Lanker, lanker.2@osu.edu

NatalieNatalie Guisinger has been selected as one of six national 2020 AmericanHort HortScholars. The AmericanHort HortScholars program sets students in horticulture on a path to success by exposing them to the breadth of the horticulture industry, its opportunities and its leaders. The program offers a beyond-the-classroom experience, giving insight and awareness of the industry, its supply chain, and where the scholars might find a home for their passion. The focus of the program is on professional development, including attending educational sessions, networking and working with industry mentors at Cultivate’20 Virtual.

A Bellville, Ohio native, Natalie graduated this spring with an Associate of Applied Science in greenhouse and nursery management. From the "Meet the Hort Scholars" web page:

Natalie Guisinger - The Ohio State University ATI

My love for plants started later in life than most. Although I grew up in the country and we always had a garden, it wasn’t until after I graduated high school and started a summer job at a local greenhouse that I found my love for plants. I then started my college career undecided. It was clear after the first semester that I had a passion for plants. I found myself trying to grow everything and checking plant books out at the library. I soon decided my major and switched schools. I am now graduating from The Ohio State University ATI with a AAS in Greenhouse Management. I hope to spend the rest of my horticultural career helping other learn more about how important plants are in our lives.”

Congratulations, Natalie!