October 2022

Spotlight on Jorge Coronel-Bautista
M.S. Student
Dept. of Ag and Resource Economics

Hello! My name is Jorge and I’m a first-year master’s student in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at CSU. I’m originally from Santa Maria, California which is known for its strawberry growing operations and an indigenous farm labor force. My parents are originally from Oaxaca, Mexico and have been working as strawberry harvesters in Santa Maria, which is where I got my start in agriculture. My current research interests lie in farm labor, farmworker welfare and human capital. My research interests explore the determinants of socioeconomic mobility among farm laborers and how economic developments among the farm labor force continue to affect the agriculture sector. Additionally, I’m interested in identifying the educational, career, and economic outcomes of U.S. farmworker families.