Joseph A Welton
1111 J st. # 72
Davis, CA 95616
Joseph A. Welton
1111 J St. #72
Davis. CA 95616
MBA in Finance and M.S. in Applied Economics. Fluency in Spanish, proficiency in Portuguese. Three years of experience in small-business development and administration in Latin America.
M.S. in Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis. June 2001
MBA, Graduate School of Management, UC Davis. June 2001
B.S. in Agricultural Economics, UC Davis. 1996
Spanish, ACTFL Superior (native speaker). 1999
Portuguese, ACTFL Intermediate-High equiv. 1999
RESEARCH/TEACHING/CONSULTING, Graduate School of Management & Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis
· Research in micro-credit lending in China.
· Teaching Assistant for undergraduate courses in finance and economics.
· Explored new funding alternatives through management consulting with an international micro-finance organization.
· Research in US fruit and vegetable production and marketing with UC Extension.
REGIONAL COORDINATOR, U.S. Peace Corps, Tarija, Bolivia
· Advised local farmers' cooperatives on marketing practices and growth strategies.
· Lead major new projects in fields as diverse as infrastructure development and women's rights.
· Evaluated various programs on regional scales, confirming a higher understanding and application of development work.
· Counseled Peace Corps volunteers on emotional and physical aspects of adjusting to a foreign country.
AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXTENSIONIST, Peace Corps, Villa Abecia, Bolivia
· Formed and developed a 60-member small farmers' marketing and credit cooperative.
· Successfully introduced and exported fresh garlic as viable alternative to traditional crops.
· Partnered with local growers to reevaluate the direction of agriculture in the region.
· Transferred managerial skills to farmer-members through extension work.
ECONOMIC RESEARCH/TEACHING ASSISTANT, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis
· Analyzed U.S.-Mexico bilateral trade in fresh fruits & vegetables with UC Extension economists.
· Teaching assistant for course on California farm labor law and labor economics
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