Advisors: Matthew DiMaggio and Frank Asche
I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Agricultural Operations Management and minors in Management and Sales in Agribusiness, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and International Studies in Agriculture in May 2019. I began work at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab only two weeks after graduation on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and I plan on graduating Spring 2021. My work is part of a nation-wide initiative to improve the profitability and create opportunities for growth in the aquaculture industry. Work on the project covers many areas of aquaculture including catfish, East Coast shellfish, hybrid striped bass, tilapia, and tropical fish. I will be focusing on tropical fish, connecting with local farmers in the Tampa Bay area to seek out regulatory inefficiencies in their production processes and provide an economic analysis of farm functions.