Christeen Abbott grew up in Vacaville, CA, surrounded by apricot, peach, and prune trees. She earned a BS degree in Plant Science from the University of California (UC) at Davis and a MS degree in Plant Science from the California State University at Fresno, CA. She loves agriculture and being outdoors. She worked her entire 30-year career in agriculture, which included agricultural research and product development. She is a Technical Support Manager for Suterra, LLC, and works with pheromone-based products. Earlier work experiences included positions with the agrochemical company Syngenta and its legacy companies Zeneca and Ciba.