AG ECON Graduate Student SPOTLIGHTS

Learn more about our graduate students in their own words. We asked M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students to share their path to Purdue as well as their experiences in AgEcon's graduate programs. We hope their profiles will give you insight into what it is like to be a graduate student in Purdue's Department of Agricultural Economics.
Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

M.S. Student

CAPITALIZING ON OPPORTUNITIES TO INTERACT WITH PROFESSIONALS ACROSS AGRICULTURE

Alex'S STORY

Emily Forsythe

Emily Forsythe

M.S. Student

FROM HIGH SCHOOL FIELD TRIP TO LIFE PASSION: Emily Forsythe found her love for economics during a class trip to the Federal Reserve Bank

EMILY'S STORY

Alecia Evans

Alecia Evans

Ph.D. Student

Rebellious and passionate, Alecia Evans paved her own path to studying agricultural economics

ALECIA'S STORY

Gloria Lenfestey

Gloria Lenfestey

M.S. Student

HICKS' GRANT OPENS DOOR TO TRAVEL AND RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENT

GLORIA'S STORY

Fei Qin

Fei Qin

Ph.D. Student

Field experiments and visiting scholar opportunity stirs student's interest in studying agricultural economics

FEI'S STORY

Mati Mohammadi

Mati Mohammadi

Ph.D. Student

Assistantship opens a window of opportunities for agribusiness student

MaTi's story

Doug Abney

Doug Abney

M.S. Student

Analyzing the Ag Jobs Market

Doug's story

Mario Ortez

Mario Ortez

PhD Student

Mario’s bond with agriculture was rooted at birth; his passion for agribusiness is cultivating his future

Mario's story

Hailey Utech

Hailey Utech

MS Student

Analytically driven, Hailey Utech is being challenged to look at data differently.

Hailey's story

Pedro  Antonio Díaz Cachay

Pedro Antonio Díaz Cachay

MS Student

Deferred enrollment gives graduate student extra time to help his own students improve their English language skills

Pedro's story

Megan Hughes

Megan Hughes

PhD Student

Motivated and involved, AAEA GSS chair-elect Megan Hughes discusses many opportunities available in Ag Econ

Megan's story

Manuel Jimenez

Manuel Jimenez

Ph.D. Student

A research focus on maritime shipping gives Manuel a unique perspective into recent supply chain disruptions.

Manuel's story

Zack Neuhofer

Zack Neuhofer

PhD Student

Zack Neuhofer shares his path to Purdue and plans as incoming president of AgEcon’s graduate student organization

Zack's story