Laura Masor
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Laura Masor


Ball FloraPlant

Job Title

Plant Breeder


  • Continues to innovate and improve in the crop classes that she breeds and manages, which include calibrachoa, verbena, angelonia and coleus.
  • Conceptualized and developed the Cha-Cha series of calibrachoa in less than four years.
  • Earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Texas A&M in less than six years.


On Her Download List: “I love podcasts and listen to them all day. My favorites are My Favorite Murder, Armchair Expert, Science Friday, Fresh Air and Planet Money.”

Fun Facts

She’s a Catwoman: Laura can’t live without her cats. “I have one sweet giant black kitty named Sambuca and a pair of youngsters, Big Tex and Crawdad, that I got through fostering for the local animal shelter this summer. They have definitely kept me sane and entertained through quarantine.”

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