Kimberly Steinmann is UC IPM’s new editor, developing new and evaluating existing extension publications and products such as the Pest Management Guidelines, online tutorials, videos, identification cards, and other training materials. She will assist UC IPM's urban team by developing curriculum and conducting trainings on the principles of integrated pest management for UC Master Gardeners or other extenders of pest management information.
With two Master’s Degrees (Agricultural and Resource Economics and International Agricultural Development) and a Ph.D. (Ecology, emphasis Agricultural Ecology), Kimberly’s interdisciplinary background in agroecology, economics, and agricultural development will greatly assist in the creation and evaluation of IPM outreach.
Kimberly comes from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation where she worked as a senior environmental specialist and was in charge of grant management for several projects. She also has practical experience, having worked on farms for 9 years, which will help her shape our outreach materials to benefit one of our key audiences, growers.
We are excited about Kimberly's programming, statistical, and database management skills that will be helpful for several projects that are in the pipeline and as we move toward a database to manage our website content.