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Meet the People of International Agriculture

Pam Bay

Coordinator 
545 Agricultural Hall (405) 744-6638pam.bay@okstate.edu

Dr. Shida Henneberry

Regents Professor Emeritus

Meet the MIAP Graduate Students

Student Directory

McKenzie McCaleb

My name is McKenzie McCaleb and I am from Sulphur, Oklahoma. During my undergraduate degree in Global Studies, I studied social sciences and focused mostly on Latin American indigenous groups. After I graduated, I found myself driven to pursue a career in agriculture and therefore decided to join the Master’s in International Agriculture Program. My focus area in the MIAP program is Sustainability and Rural Development. Since the beginning of my undergraduate degree, I was aware that I felt driven to work with and help people, especially those residing in rural communities, but unfortunately, I often felt confused on just how I would pursue a career in this area. The MIAP program has made this dream possible as it has given me the opportunity to prepare for a future career in international agricultural development. I hope to one day have a career where I will have the opportunity to assist rural communities through sustainable development and sustainable agricultural practices.
McKenzie McCaleb

Marissa Blankenburg

My name is Marissa Blankenburg and I am originally from Redmond, Washington but I’ve currently been living in Raleigh, North Carolina. I spent 6 years in the United States Air Force and 3 of those years I spent in Germany. While serving in the military I was a full time student and I graduated from Colorado State University and got my Bachelors of Science in Horticulture. After graduating I was accepted into the MIAP program at Oklahoma State University. My interest in the program will focus around Sustainability and Rural Development. I have always had a love for traveling, helping people, and I hope to see myself living overseas again in the future while working in the agriculture field.
Marissa Blankenburg

Mikayla McKenna

My name is Mikayla McKenna, and I am from Hudson, IA, where I grew up on my family’s corn and soybean operation. I recently graduated from Iowa State University, where I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Communications and International Agriculture. After graduating, I started the MIAP program here at Oklahoma State, focusing on international trade and agriculture policy. I hope to someday find a career that utilizes my communication, policy, and international experiences in representing American agriculture and the farmers and producers that make up our industry.
Mikayla McKenna

Quincy Lamp

My name is Quincy Lamp, of Moville, Iowa. Though I did not grow up on the farm, my love for agriculture came from my grandparents' farm near Aspinwall, Iowa. In December 2016, I graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy with a minor in Naval Science. For the last 5 years, I have been serving our nation as an Active-Duty Naval Officer stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Currently, I am a Naval ROTC instructor at the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER!) with the goal of working overseas focusing on sustainable agriculture following my retirement from the United States Navy. 
Quincy

Blaire Moore

My name is Blaire Moore and I am originally from southeast Iowa but just recently moved to Davis, Oklahoma. I spent the first two years of my undergrad experience at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and then transferred to Iowa State University where I received my Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. The MIAP program has been instrumental in the connections I've made and exposure to global insights. My focus area is in livestock production; the MIAP program has allowed me to build a personalized program while taking a wide array of animal science classes at Oklahoma State that further my passion for the agriculture industry. I work in the MIAP office in Ag Hall with the lovely Ms. Pam, feel free to stop by! 
Blaire

 

Lacey Desserault

My name is Lacey Desserault, and I am a first year MIAP student focusing on food security and communications. I moved to Stillwater from Washington state where I grew up and received my Bachelor's degree. I am currently a graduate assistant for OSU Career Services. I love to travel and experience new cultures, especially surrounding the world of agriculture.
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Moriah Donica

My name is Moriah Donica. I am originally from a small town in southwest Missouri where I was raised on a small cattle operation and was involved heavily in agriculture. I grew up being involved with 4-H and showing livestock. I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor's degree in animal science with an emphasis in production. I am continuing my education by getting my master's degree in International Agriculture with a focus on education and extension. My future goals include being able to share my love for the agricultural industry with the rest of the world. 
Moriah

Cole Spain

My name is Cole Spain, of Castalia, Iowa. I grew up on a diverse crop and livestock farm in northeastern Iowa raising beef cattle, pigs, sheep, corn, hay, soybeans, and various small grains. In May of 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in Agriculture and Life Sciences Education - Teacher Certification. I enjoy traveling, assisting on my family’s farm, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones! My future goals are to work within agricultural trade or teach agriculture education, and expand my showpig herd. 
Cole

Kelli Wicks

My name is Kelli Wicks and I am originally from a small town in central Iowa. I graduated from Iowa State University with my Bachelor's of Science in Agriculture & Society and International Agriculture. My interests in international agriculture arose after participating in The World Food Prize Foundation youth programs. I made the move to Stillwater because I was drawn to the diversity of MIAP, the outstanding faculty, and the networking opportunities available. My focus area is international development. I hope to someday be making an impact to build up countries, boost food security, enhance livelihoods, and increase trade amongst countries. 
Kelli

Lia Mastronardi

I am midway through my MIAP graduate degree at Oklahoma State University. I majored in math in undergraduate and in national security affairs in graduate school prior to coming to OSU. I used to work in a scientific career field and even spent a summer at the CDC before going into the military field of analysis and international relations. I have worked overseas with other nations’ militaries as well. I am interested in helping purport the importance of sustainability as a ‘humane’ way of life. I also have interest in businesses being run well, that is, efficiently, and with care and consideration for the resources they use. My MIAP focus areas are policy analysis and international, sustainable business. Oklahoma State has a complement of outstanding professors and staff members dedicated to this field and has international connections in government and industry. 
Lia

 

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