Adria focuses on several diverse program areas which include pest detection and diagnosis of plant and insect problems, water quality and nutrient management, and invasive pest management. She works with both residents and landscape and nursery industry professionals of Fairfax County.
Adria also is responsible for two Master Gardener Volunteer programs; the Fairfax County Master Gardener Association and the Green Spring Master Gardener volunteer programs. Both groups of volunteers help Fairfax County residents answer landscape questions at Plant Clinics, the Master Gardener Horticulture Helpdesk and through educational programs for the public such as the Ecosavvy Symposium.
1994 - Bachelor of Science-Rutgers University - Cook College
2000 - Master of Science- Plant Pathology from the University of California - Davis
2001 - Present Fairfax County Unit Coordinator and Extension Agent, ANR- Horticulture
1998 - 2001- Agricultural Research Technician with USDA-ARS, Salinas, California.
Professional Organizations and Service:
Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board Member
Northern Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association Board Member and Education Advisor
International Society of Arboriculture
Virginia Extension Service Association VESA
Virginia Association of Agriculture Extension Agents VAAEA
CAPS-Cooperative Area Pest Survey Team
Awards and Recognition:
2007 - Achievement Award, National Association of County Agriculture Agents
2007 - Achievement Award, Virginia Association of Agriculture Extension Agents
2007 - Programming Impact District Award “Baby Boomers Garden with the Masters”
2007 - New Initiative Programming Impact State Award-“Master Gardener Caucus Addresses Redundancy”
Category 10 Commercial Pesticide Applicator
ISA Certified Arborist