Hi, I’m Olinda Rankin, a Product Biology Lead in AeroGarden. I’ve always been passionate about horticulture since I grew up on a farm in Iowa. Gardening has great potential and must be modernized. In AeroGarden, I found a way to apply my skills.


My path in biology started in 2007. It was then when I got my Ph.D. in biology in my alma mater, Cornell University. I worked as an assistant biologist in California in a small indoor gardening company. 5 years after, I decided to do something closer to the soul and applied for a soil scientist job. That’s when I found out about all the negative and positive sides of soil and came up with an idea to grow plants on water. This concept was successfully adopted into AeroGarden models together with the dedicated team of AeroGarden.


  • Project Management
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Team Work
  • Curiosity
  • Trouble-Shooting