Writer: D'Lyn Ford
LAS CRUCES - Ereney Hadjigeorgalis will teach classes about international agricultural trade as an assistant professor in New Mexico State University's agricultural economics and agricultural business department.
Hadjigeorgalis, a Maryland native, previously worked as an assistant professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica and the Universidad de Talca, both in Chile.
"My studies have been geared toward international issues, development and trade, and I particularly enjoy international field work," she said.
Hadjigeorgalis' bachelor's degree is in international relations from the American University. She attended night classes at George Washington University while working full-time at the World Bank, earning a master's degree in economics in 1992.
In 1999, she received her doctorate in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California-Davis. She completed field work for her dissertation on water rights and water markets in northern Chile.
Hadjigeorgalis said teaching is a gratifying experience. "I think every student has the potential to do well, " she said. "For some students it's much harder than for others, and those are the students I can most relate to."
Hadjigeorgalis, a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association. She and her husband, Javier Fajardo, have a daughter, Charlotte, 2.
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