Graduate Student Spotlight: Aaron Giorgi

Aaron Giorgi is a current Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. His area of study is teaching and learning for first generation college students. 

Giorgi is originally from Miami, Florida and received his B.S. and M.S. in agricultural education from the University of Florida.  

When asked why he chose to pursue his Ph.D. at ACEL he responded that, “the history of quality graduate education and being able to see a completely different ag ed model,” were the reasons. 

As a Ph.D. student, Giorgi is a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate Ag Ed courses, the instructor for COMLDR 3535 and is a Price Chair Fellow researching first generation college student success. 

In the future he hopes to be faculty in a tier 1 land-grant university in Ag Ed or Career and Workforce Development. “That position would allow me to continue building my research agenda and support a state’s secondary ag/CTE teachers.” 

He added that “ACEL is a family and Ohio State provides so many students opportunities.”

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