Graduate Student Placement

Year of Graduation Current employer and job title as of Dec 2016 First employer and job title
2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD Research Assistant)
2018 Utah State Workforce Development (Regional Economist)
2017 Western Water Research (Research Associate)
2017 Michagan State University (Michigan State PhD Ag Econ program)
2017 Pilgrims Pride-JBS (Economist)
2017 Pawnee Leasing Fort Collins CO (Analyst)
2017 The Freswater Trust Boise ID  (Ecosystems Services Analyst)
2016 DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd) Portland Maine (Energy Analyst)
2016 Southwick Assoc. Fernandina Beach Florida (market research statistics and economics firm specializing in the hunting shooting sportfishing and outdoor recreation markets.
2016 Dyson School Cornell University Applied Econ. & Management (Ph.D. Candidate)
2016 Independent Consulting Nairobi Kenya Brendle Group (Sustainability Consulting) Fort Collins (Analyst)
2016 Ardent Mills Denver CO ( (Financial Specialist)
2016 Cattlefax (Market Consulting Cooperative) Denver CO (Protein trade analyst)
2015 Robert Half (Financial Advisor)
2015 Peace Corps Madagascar (Food Security Advisor)
2015 Center for Economics Analysis and Development (Northern Kentucky University) ( (Senior Research Associate) Northern Economics Inc. Anchorage AK ( (Project Consultant)
2015 UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management (Ph.D. candidate)
2015 The Cadmus Group Portland OR ( (Analyst) Pacific Gas & Electric San Francisco (Financial Analyst)
2015 United Nations (Volunteer researcher on sustainable development issues) Skeo Solutions Charlottesville VA (Intern Associate)
2014 Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government (Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy)
2014 Pinyon Environmental Inc. (consulting firm) Lakewood CO (Economist) USDA Forest Service (Economist)
2014 LMI Government Consulting (Logistics Management Institute (Consultant) National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden Colorado (Strategic Energy Analysis Program Participant)
2014 City of Fort Collins (Rate Analyst) and Department of Ag and Resource Economics Colorado State University (Ph.D. candidate)
2014 Bunge North America (agribusiness and food ingredient company) St. Louis (Market Analyst)
2014 Spectrum Health Grand Rapids MI (Senior Data Analyst) Meijer Inc in Grand Rapids MI (Marketing Analyst)
2014 Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics (Ph.D. Candidate)
2014 Center for Disease Control (economist) USGS Fort Collins (economist)
2013 Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Warner College of Natural Resources Colorado State University (Ph.D. Candidate) IUCN [Int'l Union for Conservation of Nature] Oceanic Regional Office Fiji (Environmental Economist)
2013 Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) College of Engineering Colorado State University (Associate Manager of Finance)
2013 Minnesota Attorney General's Office (Utilities Economist)
2013 Levitan & Associates Inc. (Senior Consultant) Seattle City Lights (Resource Planning Analyst)
2013 Windmill Stables (Barn Manager and Instructor) IRS (Clerk)
2013 Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Colorado State University (Ph.D. student)
2012 Department of Asian and Policy Studies Education University of Hong Kong (Ph.D. student)
2012 E&J Gallo Modesto CA (Senior Financial Analyst) USGS Fort Collins (Economist)
2012 Washington Policy Center (Think Tank) Pasco WA. (Agriculture Policy Research Director) Ag Association Management Kennewick WA. (Account Executive)
2012 USDA-Risk Management Agency Davis CA (Risk Management Specialist) USDA-Risk Management Agency Spokane WA (Risk Management Specialist)
2012 USGS Fort Collins (Economist)
2012 Law Firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon Kansas City Mo (Research Analyst) Dairy Farmers of America Kansas City Mo (Marketing/ Member Services Specialist)
2012 CH2M (Engineering Consulting HQ in Denver) Sacramento (Water Resource Economist) Department of Economics and Finance University of Wyoming (Ph.D. student)
2012 Frontier Airlines (Manager of Special Projects) Frontier Airlines (Financial Analyst)
2011 iDE -[Int'l Development Enterprises] (Research & Evaluation Specialist)
2011 Department of Ag and Resource Economics Colorado State University (Ph.D. candidate)
2011 a) Crossroads Resource Center Minneapolis Minnesota (Research Associate);b) New Growth Associates Consulting Saline Mi (Principal);c) Mason Creek Malt House (owner) WPM Consulting Boulder CO (Food Systems and Policy Associate)
2011 California State University Chico Department of Economics (Assistant Professor) Department of Ag and Resource Economics Colorado State University (Ph.D. candidate)
2010 USGS Fort Collins CO (Economist (Principal investigator for public land management resources and investment)
2010 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service; Washington DC (Agricultural Economist) Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Colorado State University (Ph.D. candidate)
2010 American Farm Bureau Federation (Economist) Livestock Marketing Information Center Denver CO (Dairy and Forage Economist)
2010 Bunge Milling Woodland CA (Economist) Yosemite Farm Credit Turlock CA ( (Credit Analyst)
2010 Ducks Unlimited (Environmental Markets Analyst) USGS Fort Collins (Research Economist)
Name Year Current employer
Anders Van Sandt 2018 Texas A & M Post Doc
Jenny Apriesnig 2017 Michigan Tech Assistant Professor
Jason Holderieath 2017 Louisiana Tech Assistant Professor
Vine Mutyasira 2017 Univiversity of Zimbabwe Dept. of Economics and Extension
Alexander Maas 2017 Colorado State University Department of Civil Engineering (post doc)
Misti Sharp 2017 University of Florida Department of Food and Resource Economics
Michelle Kibler 2016 Illinois State University Department of Agriculture
Jada Thompson 2016 Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics
Michael Verdone 2016 BBC Research and Consulting
Tyler Cozzens 2015 USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Janine Stone 2015 California State University Chico Department of Economics
Nicholas Janusch 2015 University of Delaware Department of Applied Economics and Statistics (post-doc) (first employment: St. Lawrence University)
Lingling Hou 2012 School of Advanced Agricultural Sciences Peking University Beijing (first employment: Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy; Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing)
Rebecca Hill (nee Goldbach) 2012 Research Scientist Colorado State University
Samuel Evans 2012 UC Berkeley Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management (post-doc)
Oana Deselnicu 2012 Colorado Department of Transportation (first employer: Oracle)
Daniel Deisenroth 2011 Analysis Group (first employer: Cal State Stanislaus)
Jennifer Thorvaldson 2010 IMPLAN Group
Leslie Richardson 2010 US National Park Service (first employer: USGS)
Sarah Cline 2010 US Department of the Interior Office of Policy Analysis (first employment: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)
John Ritten 2008 University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Juan Marcos Gonzalez 2008 RTI Health Solutions Senior Research Economist (
Julie Mueller 2007 Northern Arizona University College of Business
Philip Watson 2006 University of Idaho Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Christopher Bastian 2004 University of Wyoming Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Eihab Fathelrahman 2002 United Arab Emirates University Department of Agribusiness and Consumer Services
Lynne Koontz 2002 US National Park Service (first employer: USGS)
Robert Richardson 2002 Michigan State University Department of Community Sustainability
Eric Scorsone 2001 Michigan State University Department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics
Eric Biltonen 2001 University of Wisconsin Extension Community Natural Resource and Economics Development Educator
Mary Riddel 1998 UNLV Department of Economics
Randall Rosenberger 1996 Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society and College of Forestry
Susanne Scheierling 1995 World Bank Senior Irrigation Water Economist
Ari Michelsen 1988 Texas A&M Department of Agricultural Economics
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