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Halle Hampy

Halle Hampy
M.S. Student


BS: NC State University

Halle is from Charlotte, NC and moved to Raleigh in 2010 to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in human biology with pre-med curriculum at NC State University. After graduation, she wanted to pursue midwifery and worked as a birth doula for a couple of years before realizing her preference for research in academia. She started working as a lab technician in Dr. Kerns lab in July 2017 and fell in love with the program, inspiring her to apply and begin her journey pursuing a Masters degree in Plant Pathology in turfgrass. Her research is focused primarily on the various species of Pythium causing Pythium root rot in turfgrass putting greens as well as the efficacy of application timing of fungicides for preventative control of Pythium root rot.