What motivated you to pursue Agricultural/Applied Economics as a profession?
I had a great professor. Dr. Josef Broder taught me Introduction to Agricultural Economics. I was loathing taking economics, but Dr. Broder showed me that economics can help us address real problems, ones that I saw in my rural, predominately African American community. In a later class, with the enthusiasm for economics I learned in my introductory class, I wrote a paper on the determinants of teen pregnancy in rural Georgia. With Dr. Broder’s support I presented that work in the Student Section of the AAEA, my first professional meeting. His early intervention, engagement, and mentoring led me to this profession. Read more »
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