Faye E. Farmer

3333 South Ventura Drive

Tempe, Arizona85282

(480) 966-7525

email: f_e_@hotmail.com



Self-motivated, team player, actively looking to be a member of an innovative Plant Biology research group.Recently returned Peace Corps Volunteer, with two years experience in applied agricultural methods within a third world context. Evenly exposed to traditional plant breeding techniques and molecular biology techniques, as well as scientific method and experimental procedures, while earning a bachelorís degree in Plant Sciences.Familiar with several computer software applications on both Microsoft and Macintosh operating systems.




Agricultural Extension Agent, US Peace Corps Volunteer (May 1997 - April 1999)

Lesotho, Southern Africa.Facilitated workshops and conducted demonstrations which encouraged rural home garden creation and effective application of harvested products to satisfy nutritional requirements of women and children, guided the development of small income generating activities using available resources, advisor for small livestock management, assisted several rural schools with proposal writing to receive funding from international non-governmental organizations.


Honorís Thesis, Department of Plant Science (August 1995 - December 1996)

Tucson, Arizona.Designed and maintained independent experiment, under the supervision of Dr. S. Smith to compare phenotypic variation among accessions of Digitaria californica, a native perennial Arizona grass species; extensive data collection, analysis of data using specialized statistics software; modeling of genotypic variation using correlation of phenotypic data with geographic data.


Undergraduate Researcher, Department of Plant Science (May 1994 - August 1995)

Tucson, Arizona.Characterized phenotype and genotype of two Agrobacterium transformed lines of Arabidopsis thaliana in Dr. K.A. Feldmannís laboratory, using various molecular biology techniques such as electroporation, Agrobacterium transformation methods, preparation of tissue for light microscopy and electromagnetic spectroscopy, restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism and southern blotting procedures.


Student Intern, US Department of Agriculture (May 1991 - August 1992)

Phoenix, Arizona.Assisted with research on alternative methods of whitefly control in Arizona cotton under the supervision of Dr. D. Akey, entomologist; provided assistance for field collection of samples; independently designed and maintained greenhouse experiment focusing on effects of CO2 level on cotton crops; performed data compilation using specialized computer software.

Work History


Extension Agent, US Peace Corps (May 1997 - April 1999) Lesotho, Southern Africa.


Customer Service Representative, Apple One Temporary Agency (February 1997 - April 1997) Phoenix, Arizona.


Cook, Time Market (January 1996 - December 1996) Tucson, Arizona.


Waitress, Big A Restaurant (August 1995 - January 1996) Tucson, Arizona.


Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Plant Sciences (May 1994 - August 1995)Tucson, Arizona.


Cashier, Big A Restaurant (December 1993 - May 1994) Tucson, Arizona.


Student Intern, USDA (May 1991 - August 1992) Phoenix, Arizona.




University of Arizona, 1992 - 1996, Department of Plant Sciences, Bachelorís of Science.




Chairperson, Women in Development Subcommittee, Lesotho (1998 - 1999)

Member, Volunteer Liaison Committee, Lesotho (1998 - 1999)

Volunteer, Carminati Elementary School Library, Tempe, Arizona (1997)

Best Undergraduate Poster, Annual Southwestern Regional Meeting, AAAS, Flagstaff, Arizona (1996)

Reuben & Virginia Hess Scholarship, College of Agriculture (1996)

Member, Plant Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1995)

Pressley-Bryant Scholarship, College of Agriculture (1995)

Editor, Department of Plant Sciences Quarterly Undergraduate Newsletter, University of ††††††††† Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1994)

Member, Womenís Resource Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1992 - 1994)

Volunteer, Various St. Vincent DíPaulís Catholic Relief Programs, Phoenix, Arizona ††† (1990 - 1992)

Volunteer, Tempe Public Libraryís Summer Reading Program, Tempe, Arizona (1986 - †††††††††† 1990)