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Ashley Hassebrook

Ashley Hassebrook

Research Technologist

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

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Anticipate the worst case scenario and be grateful when things turn out alright - has always been my thought process. This mindset has given me the ability to anticipate pitfalls and plan contingencies. It also allows me to see bridges and connections that others miss - sometimes even making trails where there previously were none.

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And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Research Technologist

I'm a farmer, and a story teller. I'm a mechanic - in a lab coat. I edit a journal articles and drive tractors. I often go from entering data in the morning to changing oil in machinery in the afternoon. Everyday is a new adventure working on cover crop research.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

BS, Grassland Ecology and Managment

A meandering path through my undergraduate years, started with journalism and wound around to grassland ecology and management. Though round-about, this path gave me significant experience in both the hard sciences and communication. Which has lead to my enthusiasm for communicating science to stakeholder audiences.

Freelance

Freelance Journalist

I covered mostly agricultural and science based topics, with the occasional human interest story for color. Working from home forced me to become a master organizer and time manager.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Technician - undergraduate

This is the job where I learned outdoor research mostly involves sitting on your knees for hours on end trying to determine if the grass you're looking at really is Little Bluestem. This is also the job where I learned that realizing you correctly identified said plant, is one of the most profoundly satisfying feelings.

"Life isn't fair. That doesn't mean it isn't good."