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CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations begin November 28. Learn more about the selection process.

Hannah Peha

Hannah Peha

Hannah Peha.




Estimated Graduation: Spring 2023

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

Major: Agricultural Biotechnology | Honors College

Minor: Horticulture | German

Extracurricular Involvement:

Research Assistant in Dr. Brueggeman’s Barely Breeding and Molecular Genetics Lab



Get to Know Hannah:

Why did you choose WSU?

WSU is one of the best places to obtain a plant science degree, and has provided me with many research opportunities. I also chose WSU because it has four distinct weather seasons, emphasizes graduating in four years, and encourages studying abroad. The Ferdinand’s ice cream is a bonus!


 What is your favorite thing about WSU?

The WSU Arboretum is my favorite spot on campus. There is a short walking trail. I love watching the sunset over the top of campus from there. And it is close to the bears!

Favorite part about being a CAHNRS Ambassador?

I find higher education outreach amongst high school students especially rewarding.

Hannah at an Integrated Plant Sciences booth at Experience WSU.

Other Facts About Hannah:

Birthday: October 31st

Pronouns: She/Her

Hannah studied abroad last semester at the University of Liverpool in England!

Career Plans: Grad school to pursue a PhD in plant genetics

Questions for Hannah? Email her at