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February 2023

Spotlight on Sionegael Ikeme
Ph.D. Student
Dept. of Ag and Resource Economics

Sionegael Ikeme is a half-French, half-Japanese, first-year Ph.D. student in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She completed a bachelor’s and a master’s in Agricultural Engineering at L’institut Agro in France (also known as Agrocampus Ouest). Additionally, she received a MS in Applied Economics from Korea University, where her masters thesis analyzed the effect of EU membership on the agricultural sector of Baltic countries. She previously worked on price discovery as a research intern in the Economic Department of the French National Research Institute for Agriculture and Environment. Her current research interests involve food systems, industrial organization, market access, agribusiness, and marketing.