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Amanda C Gee

Graduate Student Profile
Amanda grew up on a small family beef farm in Jennings County, Indiana. She is currently a graduate research assistant to Dr. Abigail Borron, an assistant professor in Ag Communication at Purdue. Amanda is interested in finding new ways to communicate about agriculture with various people, audiences and cultures in an engaging, interactive way. Her thesis work is centered on describing food pantry users’ perceptions of available meat products in Tippecanoe County and their preferences for receiving information about food.  

B.S. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Agricultural Communication, minor in Animal Science

Professional Activities
Townsend Writing Excellence Competition Judge, 2014
Sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance to attend Biotech U in Phoenix and won a $1,500 scholarship in multimedia contest, 2014
YDAE Online Learning Group, 2014
Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), 2011-present
Ag Task Force, Media Team, 2012-2013  

Research Interests
audience-centered communication, media preferences, using new media and technologies in agriculture, the role of culture in communication

Committee Members
Dr. Abigail Borron (Chair)
Dr. Mark Tucker
Dr. B. Allen Talbert

Funding Sources
YDAE departmental assistantship