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Erica LaboissoniereErica Laboissoniere


Erica Laboissoniere is a Junior FRE Marketing and Management major and is pursuing honors and a minor in Agricultural and Natural Resource Law. She is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. Erica is originally from RI, and has been living in Gainesville since 2009. She started pursuing her college career at Santa Fe College in 2010 where she was a member and VP of Scholarship in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, a Student Ambassador and an Honors Ambassador in the Honors Program. She graduated with her AA in Business Administration from Santa Fe College with Highest Honors in December of 2013. Erica has three young children and any free time she has is spent enriching her children's' lives through scouting. Some other hobbies are reading, music and art. She plans on graduating in Spring of 2015.

Photo TBAMaria Diaz

Vice President of Member Relations

Maria is a Junior F.R.E student.
Hometown: Barcelona-Venezuela.
Major: Food and Resource Economics. Specialization: Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management.
Involvement: Agricultural Economics Club Vice-president of Relations and Food and Resource Economics Diplomat. Background: Born in Texas, raised in Venezuela, high-schooled in Coral Springs (FL), attended UCF in the college of business before transferring to UF.
Hobbies: scuba-diving, sailing, taekwondo, reading, traveling, and drawing.
Future Plans: Pursue a graduate level degree and possibly double major with a Food Science degree.

Mackenzie HagenMackenzie Hagen

Vice President of Industry

Mackenzie Hagen is in her junior year at the University of Florida pursuing a degree in Food and Resource Economics with a specialization in Marketing and Management.  Mackenzie is from Merritt Island, Florida and currently holds an Associate of Arts degree from Santa Fe College.  In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys volunteering at the Alachua County Animal Shelter and DIY craft projects.

Lamar JahnaLamar Jahna


Lamar is from Avon Park, FL and is currently a junior at the University of Florida majoring in Food and Resource Economics. His specialization is in marketing and management with a minor in Agricultural Law. He is also part of an agricultural professional fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho. Upon graduation Lamar plans to attend graduate school to further his education.

Joel HillerJoel Hiller


Joel is a third-year Food and Resource Economics student with an international specialization and a Business Administration minor. Upon graduation he plans to pursue a graduate degree and get involved in world trade policy. In his free time Joel enjoys cooking, motorcycles, and Monopoly.

Photo TBANakia Martin

Class: Junior
Hometown: Miami, FL
Major: Food and Resource Economics
Specializing: International Food and Resource Economics
Minor: Entrepreneurship
Involvement: Food and Resource Economics Diplomat
After College: Plans on completing Master degree, making a difference in the world. Currently holds an AA degree from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL.

Hunter Daniel PhotoHunter Daniel


Hunter is from Tampa, FL and is currently in his Senior year at the University of Florida pursing a Food and Resource Economics major with specialization in Natural Resource, Environmental Economics and Policy and is getting a Minor in Agricultural Law. Upon graduation he plans to attend Law School.

Dianne ManningDianne Manning

ALSCC Representative

Dianne is a 3rd year first generation student from Jacksonville, Florida that is majoring in Family, Youth and Community Science with a specialization in Child Youth Development. She has a passion for children and spends the majority of her free time volunteering at Shands in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). She is looking forward to being a part of Interface Youth Shelter in Gainesville this semester. After graduation, she plans on attending nursing school to achieve her goal of becoming NICU Nurse.