Valerie Kilders

Valerie Kilders

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

PhD Student | GSO Social Chair


B.Sc. Humboldt University, Berlin
M.Sc. International Rural Development
M.Sc. Agricultural Economics

Major Professor: Vincenzina Caputo

Areas of Specialization: International Development and Marketing

Born in Aachen, Germany, Valerie received her Bachelor degree in Agricultural Sciences from Humboldt University, Berlin, before completing a double degree Master in Agricultural Economics and International Rural Development. The Erasmus Mundus program led her to multiple European Countries as well as the University of Arkansas.

After interning at GIZ, she is now starting her PhD at MSU. Valerie is interested in research in both developed and developing countries and currently works on a project focused on ethnocentric behavior in Nigeria.