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Graduate Students

The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers an M.S. in Integrated Agricultural Sciences. This degree is the first of its kind in Texas, and produces graduates with the multidisciplinary technological and professional skills capable of addressing and solving complex food system challenges. 

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Katie Tritsch

Hometown: Houston, TX
Research area: Needs assessment of Texas small producers
kt1205@txstate.edu

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Debarshi Bhattacharjee

Hometown: Sylhet, Bangladesh Research area: Aquaculture and fisheries economics

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Amonea Conway

Hometown: Spring, TX
Research area: Economics of food waste reduction
alc210@txstate.edu

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Katherine Westerman

Hometown: Austin, TX
Research area: Economics of soil science
k_w277@txstate

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Prokash Deb

Hometown: Sylhet, Bangladesh
Research area: Aquaculture and fisheries economics
p_d123@txstate.edu

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Daisy Delgado

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Research area: Food security and climate change

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Anisa Elizondo

Hometown: Austin, TX
Research area: Food safety and consumer preference
a_e260@txstate.edu

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Malorie Diamond

Hometown: San Antionio, TX
Research area: Identifying early onset pubescence in goats through endocrinology
mjd87@txstate.edu

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Crystal Russo

Hometown: Mcmahan, Texas
Research area: Effects of animal nutrition on the gut microbiome
cmr189@txstate.edu

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Ana Villanueva

Hometown: Brownsville, TX Research area: Animal science, nutrition, and disease control

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Meagan Knipp

Hometown: Cypress, TX
Research area: Goat parasite geo-location
mek78@txstate.edu

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Trixie Wetmore

Hometown: Carthage, NY
Research area: Self-medication of goats against Haemonchus contortus infection using garlic
tlw150@txstate.edu

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Jaycob Gorski

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
Research area: Agricultural biological control; wasp diet modification for targeted pest control
jag747@txstate.edu

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Jeff McAfee

Hometown: Austin, TX
Research area: Soil and hydroponic microbiology

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Abigail Jacks

Hometown: Rosharon, TX Research area: Greenhouse management and plant propagation

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Burt Barnes

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX
Research area: Soil Science laboratory curriculum
brb92@txstate.edu

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Michael Kelly

Research area: Biological control of Pythium in hydroponic strawberries: compost tea versus endo mycorrhizae

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Kailyse Besse

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Research Area: Soil science and conservation

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Cody R. Brown

Hometown: Andrews, TX
Research area: Restoration agriculture centered around soil health and perennial cropping systems
crb146@txstate.edu

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Ryan Manthei

Hometown: Andrews, TX
Research area: Vermicompost in hydroponics
manthei.r@gmail.com

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Hannah Boyer

Hometown: Cypress, Texas Research Area: Regenerative agriculture, greenhouse management, and plant propagation

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Rose M. Flores

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Research area: Biodynamics in Viticulture
rflores237@alamo.edu

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Phoebe Mau

Hometown: Austin, TX
Research area: Viniculture
pcm31@txstate.edu

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Jhessye Moore-Thomas

Hometown: Tampa, Florida Research Area: Regenerative agriculture, community gardens, and agricultural education

Alumni Graduate Students

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Ian Anderson

Hometown: Industry, TX
Research area: Investigation of consumer demand for local produce

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Fiona Suoerga

Hometown: Inner Mongolian, China
Research area: Livestock feeds
eea18@txstate.edu

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Harpreet (Sony) Kaur Sandhu

Hometown: Punjab, India
Research area: Botanical control of sweet potato weevil (Cylas formicarius)
hks33@txstate.edu

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Brianna Barnett

Research area: Assessing professional development needs of agriculture faculty based on college size

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Emily Arnold

Hometown: Austin, TX Research area: Soil remediation
eea18@txstate.edu

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Collin Hayes

Hometown: College Station, TX
Research area: Synergistic effects of combining various plant products with dewormers to treat parasites in ruminants that are resistant to available anthelmintics

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Cody Brown

Hometown: Andrews, TX
Research area: Restoration agriculture centered around soil health and perennial cropping systems
crb146@txstate.edu

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Carolina Souza Mesquita

Hometown: Brazil
Research area: The effects of water configuration (form) in beef loins on color, tenderness, and electrical conductivity

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Rafea Sultana Rea

Hometown: Bangladesh
Research area: Soil and plant nutrition
r_r628@txstate.edu