With her eyes set on a possible future in the food industry, Carina Immer helped organize an international food festival. In addition, she works with a sustainable coffee company to better the lives of workers living in Nicaragua. Raised in Fairfield, Immer enjoys traveling and working outdoors. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? The agricultural economics major was attractive, and the in-state tuition was appealing to me. I visited some lectures at UConn when I was in high school and found many of the professors interesting. I hit it off with CAHNR and knew I wanted to be there.
What is your major, and why did you choose it? I chose applied and resource economics because I feel that it reflects my personality really well. It is well rounded, interdisciplinary and covers many aspects, such as politics, business and sustainable development.
I am also minoring in Latin American studies, which I think is important in an age of globalization and international trade. This minor complements my agricultural studies well because I am interested in labor rights and agricultural development in Central America. (more…)