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Young Alumni Council

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ Young Alumni Council will strengthen the integration of its alumni and employers with students and faculty. By fostering strong relationships and facilitating meaningful connections, the council provides strategic guidance for the benefit of the department’s stakeholders to thrive and succeed in their academic and professional endeavors.


  • Anna Kate Bills, KPMG
  • Alpha Diallo, TikTok  


  1. Meredith Adams, Bayer Crop Science 
  2. Zach Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of Education for Virginia
  3. Annah Latane, Syngenta 
  4. Emily Mertes, Stirling Ranges Beef
  5. Brett Smith, Whitley’s Peanut Factory 
  6. Vania Pick Suen, Farm Credit Administration 

Term beginning August 2024

Meeting date

Monday, August 12, 2024
10:00 AM EST


George Davis
Associate Dept. Head and Professor

Melissa Vidmar
Communications and Marketing Manager