Brigid Meints

Washington State University
PhD candidate with Stephen Jones
Mount Vernon, WA


Brigid Meints grew up in Corvallis, Oregon and developed a love for plants at a young age. She earned a BA from Scripps College in Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies, but found her way back to plants after graduation when she began working for the barley breeding program at Oregon State University with Pat Hayes. She earned her Masters of Science from OSU in Crop Science with a focus in Plant Breeding & Genetics.

In the Fall of 2014, she began working towards a PhD under the direction of Dr. Stephen Jones. Her project focuses on breeding and trialing barley and dry beans for production in northwestern Washington.