40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Amaya Atucha


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Title

Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist


Atucha’s research program focuses on fruit crop physiology and production of temperate fruit crops — predominantly cranberries and cold climate wine grapes. The goal of her Extension program is to generate and provide research-based information that improves crop production and profitability of the Wisconsin fruit industry. She is originally from Chile, where her family runs an avocado orchard.

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