Erica Laboissoniere is a Senior 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.
Vice President of Member Relations
Andrew Hernandez is a senior Food and Resource Economics major with specialization in Marketing and Management and pursuing a minor in leadership. Andrew attended Santa Fe College where he holds an AA in Agriculture Economics. There, he was actively involved with the student body, the community, held an executive position as President of the student organic gardening club, and graduated with honors. His future plans are to purse a graduate degree, and work in the agribusiness industry. Andrew's hometown
is Miami, FL where he graduated at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High. During his free time, Andrew likes to volunteer, play video games, read, hike and enjoy any other outdoor activities. He plans to earn his Bachelors in Spring of 2015
Vice President of Industry
Emily is a 4th year student from Jacksonville, Florida majoring in Food & Resource Economics with a specialization in Marketing & Management. With a love of shopping and theme parks, Emily plans to pursue a career in retail or hospitality management. Emily has previously interned for the Walt Disney Company and Walgreens. In addition to serving as the Vice President of Industry, Emily also serves on the David Miller Center for Retail Student Advisory Board
Lamar is from Avon Park, FL and is currently a senior at the University of Florida majoring in Food and Resource Economics. His specialization is in marketing and management. 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 is a fourth-year Food and Resource Economics student with an international specialization and a Business Administration minor. Upon graduation he plans to pursue a graduate degree in international economics and get involved in world trade. In his free time Joel plays for the UF Men's Rugby club and enjoys cooking and making music.
Hometown: Niamey, Niger
I am senior year student, majoring in Food and Resource Economics (International specialization) and minoring in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. I have been in the United States since 2010 and have an AA in Business Administration from Santa Fe College. I would love to work for the United Nations in countries where people are most in need. I plan on graduating in Spring 2015 for my Bachelors. I love traveling, cooking and volunteering.
Major: Food and Resource Economics with International Specialization. Currently enrolled in the four plus one masters program to pursue a masters in Agribusiness.
Hometown: Bronson, Fl and Abaco,Bahamas
Past Education: Graduated Santa Fe College with AA degree in Agribusiness.
Involvement: Alpha Zeta Honors Fraternity and Golden Key International Honors Society member.
Goals: After graduation Natalie plans on taking over the U.S. branch of her family business Abaco Neem and working in he agricultural finance sector.
Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Working Out and any outdoor activity on/in the water.
Major: Food and Resource Economics Specializing in International Trade
Currently enrolled in the 4+1 Program, in pursuance of a Masters in Agribusiness with a Thesis
Graduated from Santa Fe College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Food and Resource Economics in
Hometown: Miami, FL with a Jamaican background
Involvement: Historian of the Agricultural Economics Club, Food and Resource Economics Department
Diplomat, N.A.M.A Ambassador, Treasurer of the Caribbean Student Association, and a member of Delta
Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society.
Goals: Complete professional degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, gaining experience
in the trade industry by working with Dole Inc. which will prepare her to own a successful import and
Hobbies: Reading and Traveling
Hometown: Barcelona, Venezuela
Course of study: Food and Resource Economics (marketing and management specialization)
Year of graduation: 2015
About me: I have been in the United states since 2010. My life has really been a very venturous journey. I have met a wonderful variety of people, each of whom have impacted greatly in my life. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities UF has offered me and a look forward to the adventures that lay ahead of me.
Career Plans: Someday I would like to have my own business. I still want to be involved with agriculture mainly focusing on business opportunities in various countries such as: Venezuela, Mexico and The United States of America