Kelley Belina, M.S.
Kelley Belina is the Project Manager of the St. Louis Ozone Garden Network. The Ozone Garden Project is based out of Saint Louis University’s Center for Environmental Sciences (CES), and is a collaborative effort between CES, the Saint Louis Science Center, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. As part of NASA’s Air Quality Applications Science Team (AQAST), the ozone gardens publicly demonstrate the impact of air pollution on the environment. Ground-level ozone and foliar ozone injury data are also collected at the gardens.Kelley has B.S. degrees in Botany and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a M.S. degree in Agronomy and Plant Genetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to this position, Kelley was a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Southwest Research and Outreach Center, where she led a research and outreach extended-season vegetable production program. She has also worked in wine grape production research for the USDA-ARS in California, and in gardening and nutrition education in Guatemala. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN and is happy to be working with plants in St. Louis.