AGEC Senior Spotlight 

2019-2020 


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!


 
Hillary Vrba

Hillary Vrba

Interests led to very deep and diverse experiences in policy, environmental and sustainability

 

Gracen Jarrett

Gracen Jarrett

Relentlessly pursued her passion, found balance and built relationships along the way

 

Lilian Armour

Lilian Armour

Travel abroad gave new perspective on life here: appreciate all the little things
Emma Wischmeier

Emma Wischmeier

Heading to law school; encourages others to be persistent and keep striving for the end goal
Bailee Cook

Bailee Cook

Emerging leader stepped out of comfort & found family while pursuing education

 

David Mudd

David Mudd

Passionate about the outdoors; always looking to help others
Dalton Smith

Dalton Smith

Felt connected in the Ag industry like it was home; leaving passionate for the livestock industry  
Lauren Schreck

Lauren Schreck

Learned that collaboration and strategy between diverse people will make a difference and create solutions to move forward 

Annalee Witte

Annalee Witte 

Dreamed big, traveled far, worked hard 
Alexie Schroeder

Alexie Schroeder

Enjoyed the family feel in the College of Ag and became passionate about serving others; biggest takeaway is that anything is now possible 
Haley Mood

Haley Mood

Created opportunities and invested in relationships around the globe; learned authenticity allows for larger impacts

 

Matt Jaeger

Matt Jaeger

Fourth generation Boilermaker used leadership skills gained in Greek life to connect Agriculture to the medical industry
Jarrett Burroughs

Jarrett Burroughs

Purdue experience that was life changing; motivated by doing something that has never been done before
Kendell Combs

Kendell Combs

Appreciated different paths students take; encourages students not to compare, instead find a mentor and best friends

Courtney Gulick

Courtney Gulick

Made an unforgettable college experience by getting involved and attending class regularly 
Peyton Keller

Peyton Keller

Stepped out of comfort zone and rewarded with earning dream job to start off career
Samantha Klemme

Samantha Klemme

There's opportunity around every corner

Thomas Letsinger

Thomas Letsinger

Make the most of your every day and always strive to help others
Kenzie Kretzmeier

Kenzie Kretzmeier

Loves helping others do what they love and encourages students to participate in opportunities that add value
Jackson Allen

Jackson Allen

Ready to take on challenges for crop production agriculture in the Corn Belt 

Mason Gordon

Mason Gordon

Overcame challenges as a transfer student, had many transformational experience and received a formidable education
Anna Long

Anna Long

 Developed from a very wide variety of experiences; found a supportive community wherever she went, and she traveled much
Nelson Knobloch

Nelson Knobloch

 Made college a personal experience and pursued the things that unveiled passion
Zeb Davis

Zeb Davis

Local product leaving to feed the world after seeing much of it through Purdue experiences 
Morgan Lambrecht

Morgan Lambrecht

Never felt like a small fish in a big pond; stepped outside her comfort zone to DC, KC & around the world 
Noah Radde

Noah Radde

Hard work & passion for production agriculture led to discovering how to help farmers through marketing

 
Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz

Double majored while focusing on building relationships; next step ... heading to grad school 
Brooke Schafer

Brooke Schafer

Student finds new passion after taking a risk with an internship in DC; now applying to law school in pursuit of a career in Ag Policy and Law 
Katriel Marks

Katriel Marks 

Started in Engineering at Purdue; found enthusiasm for international ag development

Dane Chapman

Dane Chapman

Dynamic, career-motivated student wants to make the world better – eventually through a start-up company 
Megan Arnold

Megan Arnold

Studying abroad for a semester propelled lots of opportunities and entrenched passion for Agriculture  
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