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Student Profiles 2017-08-08T03:26:48+00:00

STB Students and Alumni

See what our students have to say about the online Seed Technology and Business Master of Science degree and certificate programs:

Dustin Brucker

Ankeny, Iowa
Breeding Research Associate, Monsanto Company

What is your current position, title, company? 
Breeding Research Associate, Monsanto Company

Do you think this program helped you move forward professionally?
I think the program gave me a broad range of tools to further expand my knowledge base in the seed industry…

Uyen Cao Chu

Urbandale, Iowa
DuPont Pioneer- Research Associate

Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program.
I just started the program, and so far, I am enjoying what I’ve been learning. Online learning is a challenge for me but it is very interesting and relevant to my job…

Jewell, Iowa
Seed Quality & Compliance Manager – Monsanto

Tell us your story into the world of agriculture. Why did you choose this career path?
I grew up in my country’s capital, Santiago (Chile). The population is about 6.5M people. My desire to leave the busy city in search of a healthier style of living led me to the world of agriculture. I am totally satisfied doing what I do and really enjoy working in the seed…


Emily Tobin

Pasco, Washington
Agronomist, Emerging Leader Program- DuPont Pioneer

Tell us your story into the world of agriculture. Why did you choose this career path?
I grew up in a small farming town in Eastern Washington, the desert side of the Evergreen State. I live in the Columbia Basin, a fully irrigated area at the fork of 3 major rivers. We grow a variety of crops but the big ones include: potatoes, onions, hay…

Elly Williams

Waimea, Hawaii
Research Associate at DuPont Pioneer

Tell us your story into the world of agriculture. Why did you choose this career path?
I grew up on the southwest side of the island of Kauai, Hawaii. There were sugarcane fields as far as the eye could see. My grandfather immigrated to Hawaii as a young teenager to work for McBryde Sugar Plantation, so agriculture is in my blood. As an adult…

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Alunmi Profile- Whitney Wolfe

Bloomington, IL
Supply Chain Coordinator at DuPont Pioneer

What is your current position, title, company?
I am Supply Chain Coordinator for DuPont Pioneer’s Heartland Business Unit.  In my role, I assist in communicating and implementing supply chain initiatives to ensure that our growers have the best products for their acre…

Kent Klingbeil

Huxley, IA
Precision Ag Director at Farmer’s Cooperative Company

Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program.
The online program has allowed me to continue working and gives me the flexibility to work on the classes when time allows, or work ahead if I need too…

Woodland, California
Quality Specialist, Monsanto

Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program.
I have found that online studying in the STB program has fit well in my professional and personal life. The information I’ve learned so far has been very relevant to my job and the pace is fast enough to keep me challenged, but slow enough that I’m not…

Ankeny, IA
Team Leader in Corn Transformation at DuPont Pioneer

What is your current position, title, company?
Team Leader in Corn Transformation at DuPont Pioneer

Do you think this program helped you move forward professionally? Yes, I believed the program helped me move forward professionally more quickly than…

Carroll, IA
Dow AgroSciences

Q. Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program.
The STB program has proven to be a great learning experience.  Since the course is tailored to the seed industry and presented online, it creates an opportunity to bring many individuals together from all parts of the globe and gives everyone the chance to share…

Cumming, Iowa
DuPont Pioneer

Q. Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program. This has been a very good experience for me so far. The flexibility of taking the classes online allows me to listen to lecture whenever it is convenient for me. I can eat lunch and do lecture at work or when I get home from work that evening while I’m relaxing…

Ankeny, Iowa
DuPont Pioneer

Q. Tell us about your experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program. So far, my experience as an online learner within the Seed Technology and Business program has been a great one. The classes have been relevant to the work I do every day, and I am learning a great deal about the seed industry from teachers who have seed industry experience…