40 Under 40, Class of 2018

Yujin Park


Michigan State University

Job Title

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant


  • Conducting Ph.D. research on the application of sole-source LED lighting for growing floriculture crops with Erik Runkle and colleagues at Michigan State University.
  • Selected as a 2016-2017 Future Academic Scholars in Teaching Fellow. Through this fellowship program, learned about theories and strategies on scientific teaching, and conducted applicable research.


A Refreshing Dip: Every morning, Yujin goes for a swim “to refresh myself for the day ahead.”

Fun Facts

A Delicious and Positive Movie: Her favorite movie is "Julie and Julia." She says, "The story about Julie’s daily life and struggles to achieve her goal (cooking 524 recipes in her role model’s cookbook in 365 days) and, ultimately to improve her life, is full of positive messages!"

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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May 2020 GPN
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