Alejandro Chiriboga, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator

University of Connecticut
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
1376 Storrs Rd., Unit 4067
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Office Location: 116C Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL)
Telephone: (860) 486-6585
Fax: (860) 486-0682



Ph.D. 2013, Entomology, The Ohio State University

M.S. 2009, Entomology, The Ohio State University

B.S. 2002, Agricultural Science & Production, Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture

Professional Positions

  • 2014 - Present: Visiting Assistant Cooperative Extension Educator, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut
  • 2013 - 2014: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, OSU/OARDC
  • 2006 - 2013: Graduate Research Associate, Department of Entomology, OSU/OARDC
  • 2008: Graduate Teaching Associate, Center for Life Sciences Education, OSU
  • 2005: Research Scholar, Department of Entomology, OSU/OARDC
  • 2004: Project Advisor, UN-HABITAT/UNDP/UMP-LAC, Ecuador
  • 2003: Junior Advisor Urban Agriculture, UN-HABITAT/UNDP/UMP-LAC, Ecuador
  • 2002: Research Assistant, Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited, Nicaragua

Honors & Awards

  • 2013: Co-mentoring recognition by The Vice President for Research at The Ohio State University / Eighth Annual International Scholar Research Exposition
  • 2006 - 2011: Bayer Environmental Science Graduate Research Assistantship
  • 2011: Co-mentoring recognition by The President of The Ohio State University, E. Gordon Gee / Sixth Annual International Scholar Research Exposition
  • 2011: Second prize, outstanding graduate student presentation / First Symposium of Zamoranos in the US
  • 2009: Second prize, graduate student competition / OARDC Annual Conference
  • 2008: President's Prize, runner-up Plant-Insect Ecosystems / ESA Annual Meeting
  • 2007: President's Prize, 1st place Crop Protection and Urban Pest Management / ESA Annual Meeting
  • 2006: Erasmus Mundus Full Scholarship by the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency on behalf of the European Commission
  • 2002: Monsanto Fellowship, Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture
  • 2002: Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC/CTB) Scholarship - Belgian Government, Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture
  • 2000 - 2001: Zamorano Scholarship, Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture

Outreach and Extension

Develop, conduct, and evaluate the Connecticut Statewide Extension Integrated Pest Management (IPM) educational program related to all facets of pest management and overall crop health in nursery and other ornamental crops.