CSU, Chico

Dave Daly, Plant Science

Dave Daly, Plant Science

Dave Daly, Plant ScienceA city boy who grew up in the suburbs of Boston, Dave Daly pursued agriculture in order to "reconnect with the land." After attending the University of Maine in Farmington for threw years, Dave came to Chico through the National Student Exchange.

Daly, a 4th year student, is currently in the plant science department at Chico State, but plans to transfer to land stewardship. His interest in environmental issues and policies is a factor in his decision to continue his education beyond the bachelor’s degree. He is particularly interested in restoration work, which helps to restore agriculturally damaged land and streams to a more natural state, providing a friendly environment for native species.

Daly is a full-time student, works as assistant manager of safety and operations with A.S. Recycling, and has recently started working with Tim Devine in the university greenhouse. Even though his work and studies keep him busy, Daly still finds the time to take hikes and nature walks, as well as enjoy the Chico music scene, which he says is "awesome!"