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The College of Agricultural Science recently recognized two of our alumni with awards!


Alumni Updates

Briana Tanaka, ABM 2014 

After graduation, Briana joined Northwest Farm Credit Services where she was trained as a Credit Officer in Pasco, Washington, and then went through a rigorous finance program (Capital Advancement Program) in Spokane, Washington.  Briana was then placed as a Business Advisor where she taught credit to new employees and managed financial and economic educational events for customers.  

Currently, Briana lives in Wyoming and serves as the Agriculture & International Trade Coordinator for the state's economic development agency. In this role, she manage two programs: 1) the Grown in Wyoming program which focuses on creating a local food ecosystem throughout the state, and 2) the federally-funded State Trade Exports Program (STEP) which helps small businesses from all industries expand their international markets.



Jeff Sharp, MS 2004 and Leigh Kingsbury-Sharp, BS 2005

Jeff Sharp graduated in 2004 with minor in water resources. Currently Jeff is a Principal Planner with Napa County Public Works Water Resources Division, working on watershed management and policy projects, including groundwater sustainability, watershed education programing, and natural resource conservation and restoration projects. Jeff is married to Leigh Kingsbury, also an AEC alumni, who graduated in 2005. Jeff likes to say “I went to OSU and got my M.S. and my Mrs.!". Leigh worked for the Napa County Resource Conservation District as their Executive Director and recently obtained a positon in Napa County’s Executive Office as a Management Analyst. Jeff and Leigh live in Napa CA with their 15 yr old daughter Ila.




Tyler Knapp, EEP 2014

After graduating from Oregon State, Tyler completed an M.S. in Agricultural Economics (University of Arkansas) and an International Masters in Rural Development (University of Ghent, Belgium).  He is currently employed as a Program Associate in Economic Development with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

Tyler has many positive memories from Oregon State. Notably, he says that "it strikes me that the amount of support that students received from the department, faculty and staff during my time at OSU was unusual in its abundance.  This combined with the rigor of the program left me well prepared to find success after graduation."


Did You Know?

  • 2004 MS graduate Navin Yavapolkul, known as Tar, is a popular singer and actor in his native Thailand

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Mary Ahearn
Branch Chief
Nikol Allison
Accounting Officer at a
Financial Institution in Salem OR
Sandra Batie
Elton R. Smith Professor
in Food and Agricultural Policy
Department of Agricultural Economics
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1039
Robert Berrens
Department of Economics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
Brent Boehlert
Industrial Economics, Incorporated
2067 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Daniel W. Bromley
Anderson-Bascom Professor of Applied Economics
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Henry Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street
University of Wisconsin
Madison WI 53706
Susan Burke
Senior Economist
200 First Avenue West Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98119
Ellen I. Burnes
11 Victoria Avenue
Woollahra, NSW 2025
Derek Byerlee
Principal Economist
World Bank, S8-143
1818 H St NW
Washington DC 20433
Melissa (Nartz) Carlgren
Geffen Mesher
888 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 800
Portland OR 97204
Chris Carter
Staff Economist
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
PO Box 59
Portland OR 97207
Connie Chan-Kang
International Food Policy Research Institute
Environment and Production Technology Division
2033 K Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20006
Seong-Hoon Cho
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4518
Kee-Chai Chong  

Laura Conroy, JD
Hillsboro Farmers' Market
232 NE Lincoln Ave, Suite K
Hillsboro, OR 97124


Gail Cramer
Head (Retired)
Louisiana State University AgCenter and College of Agriculture Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness


Tim Cross
Assistant Dean (Agriculture)
2621 Morgan Circle
120 Morgan Hall
University of Tennessee
Knoxville TN 37996
Richard Cuthbert
Seattle, WA
Ronald A. Fleming
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky
Department of Agricultural Economics
309 Charles E. Barnhart Building
Lexington KY 40546-0276


Robby Fonner
NOAA Fisheries
2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle, WA 98112


E. Bruce Godfrey
Emeritus Professor of Economics
Utah State University
Logan UT 84322-3530
Wade Griffin
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-2124
Mike Hanrahan
Program Manager, Arizona Department of Water Resources; Branch Chief and Regional Advisor, USDA/ERS and USDA/FAS/ICD; Program Manager and Senior Economist, Development Alternatives Inc. Retired from all!!
Ivan Hascic
Empirical Policy Analysis Unit
OECD Environment Directorate
2 rue André Pascal
75775 Paris CEDEX 16, France
C.S. Kim
Senior Economist
Economic Research Service, USDA
1800 M St. NW, 4057
Washington DC 20036-5831
Taeyoung Kim
Assistant Professor
Dept of Food and Resource Economics
Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
#452-321, 501, Jinju-daero, Jinju-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, 660-701, Republic of Korea
Erik Knoder
Regional Economist
Oregon Employment Department
Newport OR
Jiayin Lai
Quantitative Analyst
Risk Analytics
SunTrust Bank
303 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

David K. Lambert
Department of Agricultural Economics
Kansas State University
346 Waters Hall
Manhattan KS 66506

Clay Landry
Principal and Founder
WestWater Research
121 Grand Avenue, Suite 222
Laramie WY 82070

Research Associate
The Property and Environment Research Center
2048 Analysis Dr. Suite A
Bozeman MT 59718
Christian Langpap
Assistant Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Sherry Larkin
Associate Dean for Research & Associate Director
Florida Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Florida
1022 McCarty Hall D, PO Box 110200
Gainesville, FL 32611-0200


Philippe Latriche
French Ministry for Economy, Finance & Industry
Economic and Trade Dept
Near East & North Africa Desk
139 rue de bercy
75013 Paris France
Jason Lemieux
Water Resources Planner
HDR ONE COMPANY | Many Solutions
10900 NE 4th St, Suite 1110
Bellevue, WA 980084
Jan Lewandrowski
Rm 4213
1800 M Street, NW
Washington DC 20036-5831
Paul Lewin
Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
Agricultural Science Building Room 28D
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334
David Lewis
Dept. of Applied Economics
Oregon State University
200A Ballard Extension Hall
2591 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR
Biing-Hwan Lin
Diet, Safety, Health Economics Branch
Food and Rural Economics Division
Economic Research Service, USDA
Room N3073, 1800 M St NW
Washington DC 20036-5831
Haixia Lin
Sr. Manager
SMB Modeling and Analytics
Risk Management| Decision Science
Dell | Financial Services

Yonghai Li
Principal Machine Learning Specialist
e-commerce Data Science
Expedia Group
1111 W. Expedia Group Way
Seattle, WA 98119

Rusdian Lubis
Deputy President Director
(Environmental Impact Management Agency), Indonesia
Citra Bagus A-10. Jalan Gurame.
Pasar Minggu. Jaklarta Selatan
Kirk Maag
Law Clerk
to the Honorable Carlos T. Bea
United States Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit

Alexander Marre
Research Agricultural Economist
Room N4088
1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-5831
John Martin
Intersea Fisheries West, Inc.
701 Dexter Avenue North, Suite 305
Seattle WA 98109
Manuel Michel
Executive Director
National Mango Board
3101 Maguire Blvd., Suite 111
Orlando,Fl 32803


Sian Mooney
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University, West Campus
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100
Lacey Moore  
Toyokazu Naito
Associate Professor
Department of Economics
Kyoto Gakuen University
1-1 Otani, Nanjyo, Sogabecho
Kameoka, Kyoto Zip 621-8555, Japan
Justin Nelson  
Farhad Niami
Senior Economist
District of Columbia
Public Service Commission
1333 H Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20005
Shuzhen Nong
Data Mining Research Analyst Manager
AdCenter, Windows Live Group
One Microsoft way, Redmond, 98052 WA, U.S.A.
Tom Nordblom
Research Economist
Economic Resource Policy/ESU
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute
NSW Agriculture, PMB
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Takamasa Okutsu
Company: Koei Industry Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer of originally developed measurement and control devices: Electric valve actuator, Pulp consistency controller, Flocculation tester, etc.
Section: Product Marketing Dept.
Beau Olen
Faculty Research Assistant
Oregon State University
Department of Applied Economics
Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy
G. Hossein Parandvash
Principal Economist
Resource Protection and Planning
Portland Water Bureau
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm. 600
Portland OR 97204
Dannele E. Peck
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ag & Applied Economics
University of Wyoming
Department 3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Nicole Powell
PO Box 2344
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Lewis E. Queirolo
Alaska Regional Economist
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
National Marine Fisheries Service
7600 Sand Point Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98115
Nicholas Rada
Agricultural Research Economist
Food Security & Development Branch
Market and Trade Economics Division
Economic Research Service, USDA
1800 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Benjamin Rashford
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ag & Applied Economics
University of Wyoming
Department 3354
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071-3354
Eirik Romstad
Dept. of Economics & Resource Management
Agricultural University of Norway
PO Box 5033
N-1432 Aas, Norway
Vijay A. Satyal
Sr. Policy Specialist-Renewables and Conservation
Oregon Department of Energy
625 Marion St., NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Adjunct Faculty-Oregon State University
Leigh Kingsbury-Sharp
Exeuctive Director
Napa County Resource Conservation District
1303 Jefferson St, Suite 500B
Napa, CA 94559


Royce Ann Simmons
I am currently working for Harvest Capital Company in Canby, Oregon. We are an agriculture lender working throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Nevada.
Dillon Tanner
Environmental Scientist
HDR Engineering
Portland, OR

Justin V. Taylor
Vice Pesident
Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Michael L. Taylor
Senior Vice President and Senior Economist
Northwest Economic Associates, Inc.
12009 NE 99th Street
Vancouver WA 98682
Rebecca Thomas
Genetic Specialist
ABA Global
2415 10th St
Tillamook, OR 97141
Brenda Turner
Occupational Economist with:
Oregon Employment Department
Workforce Analysis
875 Union St NE
Salem OR 97311
Branka Valcic  
Steve Vaughn
175 N Gun Club Road
Independence OR 97351
Christian Vossler
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
534 Stokely Management Center
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville TN 37996-0550
Ray Waldron
Sr. Agribusiness Program Manager
Fintrac, Inc.
St. Thomas, USVI 08002
Chenggang Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Texas Tech University
and Texas Agircultural Experiment Station
Texas A&M University
Lubbock, Texas
Stanley Wang
Supervisory Economist
U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service
Edward C. Waters
Regional Economist/Consultant
11655 SW Belmont Terrace
Beaverton OR 97008 
Kurt Williams
Associated Appraisers
2 West Main
Walla Walla WA 99362
J. Randy Winter
Associate Director
Center for Renewable Energy
Illinois State University
Normal IL 61790-8888
Barbara Wyse
Principal and Senior Economist
Highland Economics
2344 NE 59th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
Douglas Young
Emeritus Professor
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University
105B Hulbert Hall
Pullman WA 99164-5210