Dr. Shandréa Stallworth

Dr. Shandréa Stallworth is a native of Biloxi, Mississippi, proud HBCU graduate of Fort Valley State University (Bachelor of Science in plant science and biotechnology, 2011), and 2021 graduate of Mississippi State University. She earned her doctorate in weed science with a concentration in genetics, where her dissertation research focused on the screening and identification of abiotic stress tolerance in weedy rice.

While at MSU, Shandréa mentored many undergraduate students and peers through various organizations such as MANRRS, the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS), and the American Society of Plant Biology (ASPB). Shandréa has also served as the Early Career Representative for ASPB and National Graduate Student President for MANRRS. Academically, Shandréa has amassed several awards for her research accomplishments. These awards include oral presentation winner at SWSS, Mississippi Academy of Sciences, and MANRRS, and three-time NASA Graduate Research Fellow (2019 – 2021). Upon graduation, Shandréa joined Corteva Agriscience as a weed scientist/herbicide biologist in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she screens novel compounds for effective weed control and management.

As a young scientist, Shandréa continues to mentor students in various organizations through invited presentations and committee assignments. Shandréa’s most recent accomplishments include selection as a Farm Foundation Young Agri-Food Leader and a coveted travel award to present her research at the International Weed Science Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.