Joseph A Welton

1111 J st. # 72
Davis, CA 95616
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Resume

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QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
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.

EDUCATION


WORK EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH/TEACHING/CONSULTING, Graduate School of Management & Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Davis 10/99-present
· 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 9/98-9/99
· 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
6/96-9/98

· 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
7/95-6/96

· 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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