Carlos Raúl Maldonado Mota from the Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología Agrícolas (ICTA ) remembers Dr. Aldana as a dedicated man who cared about others. "As an undergraduate, he came upon myself and another student working in the field in the rain," shares Carlos. "He told us he was happy because he could see our work and ethic. He would joke with us often. Thank you Dr. Aldana, I will always remember your positiveness, passion for science and humility."