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Youth Development
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Brittini R Brown

Graduate Student Profile
Brittini Brown is a doctoral student in the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education. Brittini has four years of professional experience with the United States Department of Agriculture where she performed program evaluations for the Food Safety and Inspection Service and served as the Interim Director of the USDA/1890 National Program. Currently, Brittini serves as the Coordinator of Strategic Planning, Partnerships, and Development for the Mentoring@Purdue Program, an initiative is aimed at increasing the number of women and underrepresented minorities pursuing advanced degrees in the Purdue University, College of Agriculture. Brittini also has 12 years of public speaking experience and has traveled across the United States delivering professional and motivational speeches.  

M.S. Iowa State University, Industrial and Agricultural Technology
B.S. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,  Regulatory Science, Concentration: Industrial Health and Safety

Professional Activities
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Association of Agricultural Education (AAAE)
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Black Graduate Student Association (BSGA)

Research Interests
Human Capacity Development of Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math (STEAM); Higher Education Policy and Leadership; Partnerships between Land-Grant Universities and other academic, community, government, non-profit organizations, Historically Black College and Universities 

Committee Members
Levon T. Esters, Ph.D. (Chair)
Neil A. Knobloch, Ph.D.
Mark A. Tucker, Ph.D.
Antwoine Haywood, Ph.D. (Indiana University). 

Funding Sources
Purdue Doctoral Fellowship