Alumni Profiles - Meet Jen Popkin
Hometown: Dix Hills, NY
Year of Graduation: 2009
Majors: Natural Resource Management, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Minor: Resource Economics
Undergraduate Campus Involvement:
Ag Ambassadors, UD Women’s Rowing, Net Impact
Current Position of Employment or Education:
Graduate Student at the University of Delaware
Describe your best Ag experience:
My best experience at CANR was my undergraduate research on the impacts of agricultural trade on watershed development in India. Being a part of such a unique and close knit major, I learned about a new undergraduate research project which allowed me to travel to India the summer after I graduated.
Which Ag course was your favorite and why?
My favorite Ag course was Environmental Law. Though being one of the more challenging courses I've taken, it was also the most interesting. It was a small group of students, and we were really able to interact with each other and the professor. The topics we studied were real life problems that occur every day.
Tell us about your current position or program of study and what led you to that field.
I am currently a second year graduate student working towards my M.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Delaware. I chose this program because it builds so well on my undergraduate major, studying agriculture and natural resources but from the perspective of an economist. It really allows me to focus in on what I love.
How did your College of Ag experiences prepare you for your current job or post-graduate education?
As a NRM major, I was able to take a wide breadth of classes within the agriculture and natural resource field, so that I was really able to learn what I loved to study.
What advice do you have for students interested in your field?
One of the best things about being a NRM major is you are able to take a wide breadth of courses, but it is extremely important to quickly focus in on what you love. It is better to know a lot about one thing, then a little about everything.