Abigail Alderson joined the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research as a Laboratory Research Assistant in 2023. Alderson previously worked as an administrative assistant at B & H Auction, where she advanced her technological skills. She is familiar with IALR, as she attended The Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science & Technology from 2018 to 2020. Alderson earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a concentration in natural resources and conservation at Southern New Hampshire University. Working with the Applied Research division, she hopes to contribute to the advancement of sustainability and increased crop yields in agriculture at IALR.