During my graduate career at MSU-AFRE, I have been a graduate grader and course assistant for several undergraduate courses :

  1. Environmental Economics (EEM 320)
  2. Vertical Coordination in the Agri-food System (ABM 422)
  3. Commodity marketing (ABM 225)
  4. World Food, Population, and Poverty (EEM 260)

Working closely with students, watching professors deliver lectures, and dealing with the ins and outs of managing a course, have prepared me to be an instructor. This fall semester, I am the co-instructor of ABM 203: Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System with Dr. Nicole Mason-Wardell. I will teach the same course by myself in the spring semester.

The goal of ABM 203 is to introduce students to quantitative methods for food and agribusiness management using Microsoft Excel. This course is a great asset for students, as it provides the necessary tools to be successful in upper level courses, secure internships and jobs, and have a basic foundation in data analysis. Attached is the first page of the ABM 203 syllabus and the topics covered.