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Trinity Alexis Johnson

Graduate Student Profile
Trinity Johnson, a native of Baton Rouge, LA, is a first-year Master’s  student in Youth Development and Agricultural Education.  Trinity earned a Bachelor of Science  in Agricultural Sciences with an emphasis in Plant and Soil Sciences from Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical College.  When asked what brought her to Purdue, she says, "The opportunity to advance educationally in one of the world’s leading colleges of agriculture and exposure to the top researchers, professors, and industry leaders."

Education Degree(s)
BS Plant& Soil Science Southern University and A&M College

Professional Activities 
  • American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
  • Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)
  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
  • Louis Stokes-Louisiana Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-LAMP)         
  • Mentoring @ Purdue (M@P)
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences 
  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
  • Southern University Honor’s College                   
Research Interest
Her research focuses on STEM integration via model-eliciting activities to enhance student knowledge and interest in STEM concepts.  She is also interested in establishing mentoring relationships among students and STEM professionals to enhance student exposure and knowledge of STEM and agricultural careers.  Trinity is a member of the Community Engagement and Mentoring team for the Modeling Agricultural Life Sciences Through STEM Integration project where she organizes interactive and engaging activities to enhance student interest in STEM and agricultural fields.  

Trinity is also a member of the Mentoring @ Purdue team. Trinity serves as the Evaluations coordinator, in which she is responsible for the dissemination, collection, and entry of data.  She enjoys attending the various workshops and seminars hosted by M@P each semester.

In the future, Trinity plans to obtain a position in which she will assist in the development and implementation of strategies to improve agricultural issues such as food security and natural resource management.  She is also interested in developing a program to promote and enhance diversity in STEM and agricultural and life science disciplines.  

Funding Sources
Modeling Agricultural Life Sciences through STEM Integration (M.A.L.T.S.)

Dr. Levon Esters 

Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-8423

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