Elizabeth De LaTorre is a student in the Department of Crop Sciences, and a member of the Crop Sciences Student Ambassador Program. Read more about Chengxu in the Q&A below.

Elizabeth De LaTorre

What is your major?
Plant Biotechnology

Where are you from?
Summit, IL

Why did you pick the Department of Crop Sciences?
I picked the Crop Sciences department because it was a great combination of my love for plants and science.

What is your favorite part of being a student in the Department of Crop Sciences?
My favorite part is the opportunity to work in a research lab and learn the various aspects of crop science.

What do you do for fun outside academics?
I spend time with my friends, and we have movie nights, ice skating, and bowling.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
I plan to get a Ph.D. and continue to work in a research laboratory.

What is one thing you want people to know about Crop Sciences, the College of ACES (Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences), or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?
The College of ACES is an amazing college that is so friendly and here to help you succeed. The Crop Science department has amazing helpful professors who want to see you succeed.