Anissa Poleatewich is an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Interactions with teaching interests in plant pathology and pest management. Her research focuses on the use of host resistance and biological control to manage plant diseases and the role microbes play in plant health. Since her arrival to UNH in 2017, Anissa has taught “Mushrooms, Molds and Mildews” and “Plant-Microbe Interactions”. Anissa received her Ph.D. and MS in Plant Pathology from Penn State University. Before coming to New Hampshire, Anissa worked as a Research Scientist at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario Canada conducting applied research for greenhouse ornamental and vegetable production systems. Anissa has been involved in several teaching outreach activities including development of teaching webinars for new plant pathology faculty and co-development of a workshop to communicate research findings on assessment of concepts, skills, and employer expectations for plant pathology foundational courses.