My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had an interest in being part of positive change.
Realized agricultural development could help feed the world.
Majored in International Ag Development.
Realized I needed more tools so got my Masters in Ag Economics.
Did my masters research in Kenya and realized I might want to work in the US.
Got interested in Ag education.
Got job working on developing content for agricultural conferences.
Realized I wanted to do more ag / food research, took job at Mintel.


High School
University of California-Davis
Agricultural Economics
University of California-Davis


Food and Beverage Analyst

I do research in agriculture and food markets.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

50% writing, 30% researching food markets, 10% filling out forms for data requests, 10% meetings with work team / calls with clients / interviews with journalists.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get a degree that requires you to either learn about the research process or journalism.

Recommended Education

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