AFRE Alumni news (Winter 2014-15)
March 9, 2015
Wilfred Mwangi (Ph.D., 1978) passed away Dec. 11, 2014. Dr. Mwangi, a native of Kenya, worked as an agricultural economist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) for 27 years. He served as leader of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project and as CIMMYT regional representative for Africa.
Tocka Koita (M.S., 1986) has become senior operations evaluation officer at the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Chuck Chopak (Ph.D., 1991) was promoted in late 2014 to vice president for technical services at DAI, Inc.
Georges Dimithe (Ph.D., 1998) recently joined GRM International as team leader of the regional trade project. He is currently based in Accra, Ghana.
Nelissa Jamora (M.S., 2006) completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 2014. At the international Rice Congress, her paper earned her the 2014 Young Rice Scientist Award.
Uchook Duangbootsee (Ph.D., 2014) has taken a position as assistant professor of agricultural economics at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand, as of Jan. 1, 2015.
Tim Hodge (Ph.D., 2013) has taken a position as a statistician/analyst in the Global Analytics department at Ford Motor Credit Company.
Wolfgang Pejuan-Ucles (Ph.D., 2015) is now an associate professor in the Agribusiness Department at Zamorano University in Honduras.