AG ECON Graduate Student SPOTLIGHTS

Learn more about our graduate students in their own words. We asked current MS and PhD graduate students to share their path to Purdue as well as their experiences in the AgEcon 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.
Fei Qin

Fei Qin

Ph.D. Student
Aug. 2018 start

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

FEI'S STORY

Mati Mohammadi

Mati Mohammadi

Ph.D. Student
Aug. 2018 start

Assistantship opens a window of opportunities for agribusiness student

MaTi's story

Doug Abney

Doug Abney

M.S. Student
Aug. 2021 start

Analyzing the Ag Jobs Market

Doug's story

Mario Ortez

Mario Ortez

PhD Student
Aug. 2019 start

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
Aug. 2020 start

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
Aug. 2021 start

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
Aug. 2020 start

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
MS - Aug. 2014 start; PhD - Aug. 2016 start

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
Aug. 2019 start

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

Zack's story