Director, Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University. With an interdisciplinary greenhouse training background, Kubota research and extension efforts focus on the intersection of horticultural sciences and engineering. She has worked on issues in CEA crop production such as lighting technologies, water, and nutrient management, and introducing new crops for CEA. Kubota is very active in training professionals through online courses, hands-on training, and consultations. She also regularly communicates with stakeholders through social media (e.g. Facebook), webinars, science cafes, and presentations at grower conferences. Dr. Kubota is the project lead faculty for the newly developed Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex at OSU.