Graduate Student Profile
Mingla Charoenmuang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. She is very passionate about sustainable food systems and food security topics. Mingla started her professional career as an assistant field instructor in Northern Thailand and has since broadened her interest in sustainable food systems education by accumulating experiences through teaching outdoor education and working on organic farms in Indiana and Vermont. Before joining Purdue, Mingla served as the Community Food Systems Coordinator through AmeriCorps VISTA program at Vermont Technical College. She ran various projects to fight against poverty and to improve environmental conditions through promoting food systems education. In the summer of 2017, she developed three youth programs for ages 2-10 with a local church in the Greater Lafayette area to teach children about climate change and gardening skills.
MA Environmental Education Goshen College
BS Environmental Science Chulalongkorn University
Graduate Teaching Assistant for The Nexus of Food & Nutritional Security, Hunger, and Sustainability (Fall 2017)
Graduate Teaching Assistant for Science of Foods for Health (Fall 2016)
Graduate Research Assistant for Land-grant Outreach for Community-based Agricultural Learning for STEM (Spring 2018)
Mingla’s research interests include food and environment education in STEM classrooms and the development of systems thinking skills.
Dr. Neil A. Knobloch