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Ariana Torres

Native from Ecuador, South America, Dr. Torres got her masters in the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department at Purdue University. She earned her doctoral degree in the Department of  Agricultural Economics at Purdue. She has worked on projects such as the impact of market channel choices on the certification and decertification process of organic farmers; the economic implications of social capital on entrepreneurship; and the resilience of small businesses after disasters. Her research focuses on the intersection between the horticulture industry and marketing decisions.

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Dr. Torres teaches two courses in the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

HORT 435 Developing an Ag Startup
HORT 445 Strategic Analysis of Horticultural Production and Marketing

Sanchez Philocles

A previous visiting scholar in the Horticulture Business program, Sanchez started his masters degree in January 2020 in the department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Sanchez is working on the economics of adopting low-input turfgrasses.

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Enrique Velasco

A previous visiting scholar in the Horticulture Business program, Enrique started his masters degree in January 2020 in the department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Enrique is working on the importance of food safety for consumers of specialty crops.

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Orlando Rodriguez

A previous visiting scholar in the Horticulture Business program, Orlando started his masters degree in January 2019 in the department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. Orlando is working on the economic performance of value-added technologies among specialty crops operations.

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Nicholas Lancaster

Started his masters degree in August 2017 in the department of Agricultural Economics.

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Andrés Gallegos

Native from Colombia, South America, Andres will earn his undergraduate degree in Economics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia in early 2018. He has worked in theoretical economics, being a teaching assistant of macroeconomics, microeconomics, game theory and mathematical modeling. He has also applied economics in the fields of banking and finances, and in agricultural disciplines. He is currently a visiting scholar at Purdue University, working in a research project directed to analyze and improve the sustainability of the Indiana melon industry. He is interested in development economics, poverty and inequality, ecological economics, game theory, behavioral economics, computational economics, and macroeconomic policy.

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