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Dr. Ariana Torres

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 Principles of Marketing and Management of Horticultural Businesses
HORT 445 Strategic Analysis of Horticultural Production and Marketing

Allan Pinto

Allan F. Pinto Padilla

Native from Honduras, Central America, Allan earned his undergrad degree in Agribusiness Management at Zamorano University. He is a Research Assistant in the Department of  Agricultural Economics and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department at Purdue. Allan is working on projects such as Indiana Farmers Market Prices and Adoption of new technologies: Solar Dryers for the Apricot Production in Tajikistan. He wants to become an extension specialist in agricultural economics fields such as international development, marketing, international business, and agricultural labor productivity.

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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.

Andrés Gallegos

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Xiaoyang He

Native from China, Xiaoyang is a PhD student in the department of Agricultural Economics.



Nicholas Lancaster

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



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