Graduate Student Profile
Zachary is a doctoral student and has more than five years of professional experience working to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education.
Zac’s expertise lies explicitly in solving problems that occur within agricultural spaces. He is actively engaged in research that spans the topics of student college choice and transition, mentorship of women and underrepresented minority students in agriculture, HBCU presidential leadership, culturally relevant pedagogy in STEM-AFNR, and ethnic minority faculty experiences in colleges of agriculture. Zac also has experience coordinating academic conferences, research symposiums, and summer programs designed for women and underrepresented minorities in STEM-AFNR. He currently serves as Program Coordinator for the Mentoring@Purdue (M@P) Summer Scholars Program and as National Graduate Student President of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS).
B.S., Agricultural Sciences, Southern University and A&M College, 2015
M.S., Agricultural Education, Iowa State University, 2018
National Society of MANRRS; Center for Minority Serving Institutions; International Mentoring Association; American Association for Blacks in Higher Education; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
Brown’s research focuses on experiences of underrepresented minority populations in higher education.
Graduate research assistantship.
Dr. Levon Esters