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.


 
Fei Qin

Fei Qin

PhD Student - Aug. 2018 start

Field experiments and visiting scholar opportunity stirs student's interest in studying 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
Doug Abney

Doug Abney

MS Student - Aug. 2021 start

Analyzing the Ag Jobs Market
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
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
manuel jimenez

Manuel Jimenez

PhD Student - Aug. 2016 start

A research focus on maritime shipping gives Manuel a unique perspective on supply chain disruption



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