Mark T. Gee
Mark Gee was appointed to a two-year term on the Purdue Board of Trustees in July 2021 by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Gee, of Johnston, Iowa, is a Purdue graduate student pursing a master’s degree in agricultural and biological engineering. He aspires to engineer sustainable biological systems through the development of plants and environmentally friendly technology. Gee was a Beering Scholar as an undergraduate student at Purdue, earning three bachelor’s degrees in biological engineering, biochemistry and agronomy in 2019.
Gee created and hosted the first Honors Alumni panel, which helps undergraduates learn from the experience of successful alumni, and he has been involved with Purdue Space Day, the Purdue World Food Prize Youth Institute and the Reading is Leading program for elementary school students. As a senior, he was selected to Mortar Board. He also has sung in the Purdue All Campus Community Choir. Gee currently serves as the graduate student social chair for Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Before returning to graduate school, Gee worked for two years as a research engineer for PowerPollen in Iowa and Puerto Rico. In addition, he completed internships with Corteva Agriscience in Johnston, Iowa; the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico; and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in India.