AGEC Graduate Student Profiles

2021-2022 


Learn more about our current 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.


 
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
Mati Mohammadi

Mati Mohammadi

PhD Student - Aug. 2018 start

Assistantship opens a window of opportunities for agribusiness student
Hailey Utech

Hailey Utech

MS Student - Aug. 2020 start

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


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
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
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



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