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2016 Graduates in the Workforce

Connie Everett (MS AREC 2016) is a Product Manager at NeoGen.

Stephanie Owen (MS AREC 2016) is an Economist with the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Xavier Harmon (MS AREC 2016) is a Product Manager at NeoGen.

2016 Graduates entering PhD Programs

Brittani Edge (MS AREC 2015) is a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at University of Illinois.

Minfeng Tang (MS AREC 2015) is a PhD candidate at Purdue University.

 

2015 Graduates in the Workforce

Melissa Stefanini (MS AREC 2015) is the Director of the Tennessee State Data Center, Center for Business and Economic Research.

Gavin Henry (MS AREC 2015) is a Junior Product Manager for Huvepharma, Peachtree City, GA.

Grady Ferguson (MS AREC 2015) is an Agricultural Commodities Market Analyst, Informa Economics, Inc., Memphis, TN.

Kristen Oliver (MS AREC 2015) is working with the Alderman and City of Kingsport, Tennessee to look at socioeconomic structure, making local produce more accessible, and close gaps that keep homeless homeless.

2015 Graduates entering PhD Programs

Juhee Lee (MS AREC 2015) is a PhD candidate at Kansas State University.

Sanguk Kwon (MS AREC 2015) is a PhD candidate at University of Missouri.

Jia Zhong (MS AREC 2015) is a PhD candidate at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

2014 Graduates in the Workforce

Timoteo Simone (MS AREC 2014) Consultant at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Mozambique, Africa.

2014 Graduates entering PhD Programs

Kevin Cavasos (MS AREC 2014) is a PhD candidate in Water Management at Florida International University.

Zongyu Li (MS AREC 2014) is a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at Washington State University.

Jun Zhang (MS AREC 2014) is a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at the University of Maryland.

 

2013 Graduates in the Workforce

Joe Lowe (MS AREC 2013) is a Production Management and Data Analyst for Oak Hollow Angus in Smiths Grove, KY.

Emily Wise (Dual MS/MBA 2013) is a Talent Management Analyst for the Global Primary Products and Leadership Succession Program at Alcoa, Inc. in Maryville, TN.

Carey Wolanin (MS AREC 2013) is joining Nashville Teaching Fellows to teach Mathematics in Nashville, TN.

Caroline Ellis (MS AREC 2013) is an Investigative Analyst for TVA in Knoxville, TN.

William McNair (MS AREC 2013) is an International Trade Management Team Leader for the US Soybean Export Council in St. Louis, MO.

2013 Graduates entering PhD Programs

Eric Bisangwa (MS AREC 2013) is a PhD candidate in Natural Resources with a concentration in Natural Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

Yanghao Wang (MS AREC 2013) is a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.

Zidong Mark Wang (MS NRE 2013) is a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.

Tianpeng Zhou (MS AREC 2013) is a PhD candidate in Finance at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI.

 

New Positions taken by Alumni

Yuan Monica Gao (MS AREC 2011) is a Research Analyst in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC.

Seung Gyu Kim (PhD NRE 2011) is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics in Kyungpook National University in Dae-gu, South Korea.

Wen Tu (PhD NRE 2011) is a Data Analyst at NCI Information Systems, Inc. in Omaha, NE.

Daniel Hale (MS AREC 2012) is a Legislative Correspondent for Agricultural, Energy and Environmental Policy for Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander in Washington, DC.

Jonathan Moss (MS AREC 2012) is an Application Support Representative for EFC Systems in Nashville, TN.

 

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