Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Degrees: B.A. Mathematical Economics, B.A. Mathematics, Spanish Minor from Whitworth University, Spokane, WA, US
Areas of Interest: International sustainable development, women and youth empowerment, food insecurity, poverty, welfare
Ian is originally from Caldwell, Idaho. He completed his undergraduate studies at Whitworth University where he played on the Men’s Tennis Team, worked as an Economics Teaching Assistant, and was granted the 2018 senior class Alumni Ideals Award.
After graduation, Ian served as a Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural community located in the Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé, an indigenous region of west Panamá. After returning to the States, he worked as a Researcher with the Washington Small Business Development Center.
In his free time, Ian enjoys various activities such as sports (tennis, soccer, biking), music, and reading.