Science Laboratory Coordinator/Division Assistant
Office: Baker Hebron 18
Hope Onken earned a BS in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 1999 and a MS in Horticulture from the University of Tennessee in 2001. She has worked as a horticulturist and as a research associate in the seed industry.
She started at UIU in 2008 and currently assists the faculty of the Science and Math Department with various projects, laboratory work, and greenhouse management.
Hope has a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and providing locally grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat and flowers in northeast Iowa. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in the outdoors and riding motorcycle. You can find her gardening, canning, baking, flower arranging and container gardening in her time away from work.