AGEC Senior Spotlights 

2018-2019 


Their Purdue careers nearly complete, our Agricultural Economics seniors have experienced, lived, learned and grown with us. Their achievements never cease to astonish us, and without fail - year after year - we are proud to see them graduate and move on to brilliant, bright futures. Our Senior Spotlight gives you insights into who these bright students are, what they do and what makes them tick. Click on their pictures to read the full interview. Enjoy!


 
Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace
Immediately fell in love with Purdue when visiting; then came, got involved, traveled, discovered her passions, and now pursuing them

 
Emma Bielecki

Emma "Bethany" Bielecki
Discovered passion for law during Ag Econ class; now headed to Law School. Desires to one day be corporate counsel in the food sector

 
Karlee Kitchel

Karlee Kitchel
Proud to be a Boilermaker and thankful for all of the opportunities and experiences Purdue has brought into her life!

 
Jace Geiger

Jace Geiger
Got involved, left comfort zone, explored new opportunities; taking much experience back to family farm

 
Caroline-Crosslin

Caroline Crosslin
After dabbling in a variety of experiences, recommends to "seek out opportunities"

 
Sarah Voglewede

Sarah Voglewede
Passionate about agriculture, when it came time to pick a university, this Indiana native said Purdue was the "obvious choice."

 
Jonathan Morales

Jonathan Morales
Wrestling, ag, and faith guided this boilermaker throughout his time at Purdue. His biggest takeaway, "Don’t take your time for granted because it goes by really fast."

 
Genna Wethington

Genna Wethington
Cherishes the memories and friendships created while traveling the world; now intrigued by the challenges of feeding a growing population

 
Madison Porter

Madison Porter
Discovered passion for wine industry through study abroad, internships and her Purdue Ag classes

 

 
Jason Kikkert

Jason Kikkert
Left comfort zone coming to Purdue and met many close friends; one ended up being fiancée

 
Heidi Kwan

Heidi Kwan
City Native Finds Her Home at Purdue and in the Agricultural Industry

 
Paige Wininger

Paige Wininger
Encourages peers to take advantage of abundant opportunities available

 
Aaron Krueger

Aaron Krueger
​Now that Crops Judging career is wrapped up, headed home to manage family farm

 
Jacob Semonis

Jacob Semonis
​Enjoyed agriculture’s diversity and high quality (and had a lot of fun too!)

 
Joplyn Raavel

Joplyn Raavel
Recommends underclassmen to get involved, find your niche, and trust your gut

 
Ezra Kies

Ezra Kies
​Became passionate about the advancement of technology and innovation in agriculture; accepted employment in equipment industry

 
Samantha Morris

Samantha Morris
Dual major student wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to be when she grew up; now that’s much more clear

 
Adrianne Trennepohl

Adrianne Trennepohl
Double major reflected back on many experiences: “Purdue takes you out of your comfort zone and helps you reach your infinite potential”

 
Erica Timmons

Erica Timmons
Found diversity and applicability of the classes to real-world agriculture, as well as many ways to serve others through agriculture

 
Bryce Martin

Bryce Martin
Biggest takeaway was lifelong friendships and connections; recommends that younger students take advantage of opportunities

 
Derek Berkshire

Derek Berkshire
AGEC Senior Derek Berkshire is passionate about helping others tell their story and has great advice for his fellow students

 
Kathleen Jacobs

Kathleen Jacobs
Jacobs experiences more at Purdue than she ever dreamed and even accepts full-time employment before her senior year

 
Aidan Groves

Aidan Groves
Came to learn about Commodity Marketing; leaving with a network and knowledge in many more areas

 
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