Peggy Lemaux, PhD, is a Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, at the University of California - Berkeley. To get to know Dr. Lemaux, Best Food Facts asked her a few questions.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
Although I am on the faculty in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and do research and teach about crop plants, I have never taken an actual plant biology course.
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To curb population growth to alleviate problems of food insecurity.
What's the last good book you read?
Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs and Steel.
What are three words that best describe you?
Hard-working, enthusiastic, honest.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I haven’t "worked" a day in my life. I love what I do, and it is a joy to follow my dreams even when it is my “off-time.”
What are you most passionate about?
Helping people to understand the importance of agriculture and food.