Shellye Suttles

Hosted at The Hatch

part of a series on Anxiety

About the speaker

Shellye was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Shellye attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate student and completed a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies Biology. After graduation, Shellye joined the Peace Corps as a sustainable agriculture and livestock volunteer in Santa María Visitación, Sololá, Guatemala working in conjunction with Children’s Fund. Shellye very much enjoyed her agricultural volunteer service with Peace Corps and joined the master’s program in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics to further her knowledge of agricultural issues with an emphasis on economics. Her master’s thesis focused on gender differences in business goals and management strategies of family business managers in the United States and Canada.

After completion of her master’s degree, Shellye continued in the department’s doctorate program as a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Needs Fellow in the Economics of Alternative Energy. After completing her doctoral dissertation on dedicated energy crop production, Shellye joined the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) as an agricultural economist in the Rural and Resource Economics Division. At ERS, her research focused on food and agricultural policy pertaining to local food systems, energy, and climate change. Upon returning to Indiana, Shellye felt it was important to become involved in food issues beyond academic research and joined the City’s Office of Public Health and Safety as Food Policy and Program Coordinator.

Additional details

Tickets available 1/23 @ 8am EST.