Recent alumnus Joe Welton embarks for Bolivia in a few days as a forestry volunteer

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By Admin1 (admin) on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 2:00 pm: Edit Post

Joe Welton works in Bolivia as a forestry volunteer

Joe Welton works in Bolivia as a forestry volunteer

Joseph A. Welton
1111 J St. #72
Davis. CA 95616
(530) 792-7126

MBA in Finance and M.S. in Applied Economics. Fluency in Spanish, proficiency in Portuguese. Three years of experience in small-business development and administration in Latin America.


M.S. in Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis. June 2001
MBA, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis. June 2001
Concentration: Finance.
B.S. in Agricultural Economics, UC Davis. 1996
Spanish, ACTFL Superior (native speaker). 1999
Portuguese, ACTFL Intermediate-High equiv. 1999


RESEARCH/TEACHING/CONSULTING, Graduate School of Management & Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis 10/99-present
· Research in micro-credit lending in China.
· Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses in finance and economics.
· Explored new funding alternatives through management consulting with an international micro-finance organization.
· Research in US fruit and vegetable production and marketing with UC Extension.

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, U.S. Peace Corps, Tarija, Bolivia 9/98-9/99
· Advised local farmers' cooperatives on marketing practices and growth strategies.
· Lead major new projects in fields as diverse as infrastructure development and women's rights.
· Evaluated various programs on regional scales, confirming a higher understanding and application of development work.
· Counseled Peace Corps volunteers on emotional and physical aspects of adjusting to a foreign country.

· Formed and developed a 60-member small farmers' marketing and credit cooperative.
· Successfully introduced and exported fresh garlic as viable alternative to traditional crops.
· Partnered with local growers to reevaluate the direction of agriculture in the region.
· Transferred managerial skills to farmer-members through extension work.

ECONOMIC RESEARCH/TEACHING ASSISTANT, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis
· Analyzed U.S.-Mexico bilateral trade in fresh fruits & vegetables with UC Extension economists.
· Teaching assistant for course on California farm labor law and labor economics

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