40 Under 40, Class of 2017

Rosa Emilia Raudales


University of Connecticut

Job Title

Assistant Professor and Greenhouse Extension Specialist


  • Established a well-supported applied-research program focused on water quality for irrigation of crops with an emphasis on non-traditional water sources and recirculated irrigation systems.
  • Assembled an effective and diverse team of six graduate and undergraduate students to conduct research on water-related issues.


Ride Like the Wind: Rosa likes to get away from the classroom and greenhouse and ride her bike on Connecticut’s narrow roads surrounded by dense forests.

Fun Facts

To Be or Not? “Plötzlich Shakespeare” by David Safier. “It’s the funniest book I’ve read. It’s about a woman who travels in time and in the process exchanges bodies with William Shakespeare. They both learn how to live in a different body and separate times, and grow in the process.”