Sonia Heckler is currently pursuing a career in agriculture. Her main research interests include horticulture, agriculture policy and season extension technologies. She received her Masters degree in Geography and her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Geography from University of Nevada, Reno. Her masters research focused on how high tunnels impact the climate and crop growth in northern Nevada. She used data from weather stations, measures of crop growth and interviews to gain a better understanding of how high tunnels function in a high desert environment. For more information on her research and experience visit hecklersonia.wordpress.com.