Kate Santos earned a BS in Plant Biology from the University of New Hampshire. Following undergraduate school she worked as a grower for Cavicchio’s Greenhouse operation, where she was responsible for a variety of container grown annuals and perennials. Kate returned to graduate school and worked with Dr. Paul Fisher at the University of Florida, where she focused on quantification of nutrient uptake during propagation of unrooted cuttings. After earning her PhD she began working for Costa Farms as the Director of Research and Development.
Kate currently works for Dümmen Orange as the Director of Operations where she has the opportunity to support the organization and work with the product management, customer service, human resources, marketing, production and technical support teams.
Kate is also a founder of Luxflora - a visionary, women-led, nonprofit, professional floriculture organization. They embrace creative ideas and perspectives from around the world to inspire new trends in the growing and sharing of flowers and plants.