Rosa Lemus will receive a scholarship from the USDA and work within the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Rosa Lemus received sponsorship from the USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service for her exemplary work within SDSU-Imperial Valley’s mathematics department.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Public Service Leaders Scholarship Program provides undergraduate and graduate level students with a paid internship opportunity, combined with a full-tuition scholarship.
About the program
The program is designed to promote public service and create access to higher education. Upon successful completion of the program and its degree requirements, participants become permanent employees of USDA.
Lemus will conduct monthly and annual surveys and prepare official USDA data and estimates of production, supply, prices, and other information necessary to maintain orderly agricultural operations.
Lemus will also work within the Census of Agriculture, which is the leading source of facts and figures about American agriculture. Conducted every five years, it provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States.
Lemus received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at SDSU-Imperial Valley campus and is now enrolled in SDSU's computational science graduate program.