AGEC Senior Spotlight 

2020-2021 


Their Purdue careers nearly complete, our Agricultural Economics seniors have experienced, lived, learned and grown with us. Their achievements never cease to astonish us, and without fail - year after year - we are proud to see them graduate and move on to brilliant, bright futures. Our Senior Spotlight gives you insights into who these bright students are, what they do and what makes them tick. Click on their pictures to read the full interview. Enjoy!


 
Sara Lechlider

Sara Lechlider

Out-of-state student hit the ground running from first day on campus; leaving with lots of memories, ready to explore Agriculture opportunities and networks
Austin Ziliak

Austin Ziliak

​Born-Boilermaker challenged himself on campus: going to go into industry before returning to family farm business>

Madison Hire

Madison Hire

Dual major intrigued with continuous improvements in agriculture; motivated to care for her local community


Tanner Webster

Tanner Webster

Student athlete traveled across the US, looking forward to next giant leap
Christina Crawford

Christina Crawford

This foodie is excited to keep learning about the industry that impacts us all and keeps us living
Grant Mohler

Grant Mohler

Local graduate credits success to choices made each day, being himself, genuine relationships and taking advantage of opportunities



Olivia West

Olivia West

Made the most of every moment and every relationship; motivated to serve for equality, inclusion, and inspire others
Doug Abney

Doug Abney

​Motivated to advance agriculture though research and data analysis 

Janelle Mitzner

Janelle Mitzner

Broke out of her comfort zone and created lifelong friendships with people across the country


Jordan Michel

Jordan Michel

First-Generation student found home at Purdue; encourages others to use their uniqueness
Jarrett Fischer

Jarrett Fischer

Senior Jarrett Fischer has no regrets, taking advantage of the many opportunities at Purdue
Zachary Goebel

Zachary Goebel

Boiler for life recommends stepping out of comfort zone while following your passion



Chaela Minor

Chaela Minor

Fostered engagement, learning and networking around the country (and world)
Dane Erickson

Dane Erickson

Broad experiences gave well-rounded education leading to Law School 

Kayla Fogg

Kayla Fogg

Cherished relationships created at Purdue; Ecstatic to enter ever-changing global Agriculture industry

Chase Gripp

Chase Gripp

Personalized his Boilermaker experience and discovered where his passions lie
Lauren Bush

Lauren Bush

Took advantage of networking while gaining real world experience
Trenton Howard

Trenton Howard

Trenton Howard reflects on his Purdue career and shares his passion for service
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