Marin Elisabeth Skidmore

Ph.D. student, Agriculture and Applied Economics

Marin Skidmore is a Ph.D. student in the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin.  Her primary advisor is Jeremy Foltz.  She joined the Gibbs lab in Summer 2017.  Her research interests center around Brazil’s role in global food security and smallholder farmers.

Prior to starting her Ph.D., Marin earned a Bachelor’s in economics and statistics and a Master’s in Agricultural and Applied Economics, both from the University of Illinois.  She worked with Dr. Kathy Baylis and Dr. Mary Arends-Kuenning on projects surrounding post-harvest loss in India and Brazil.  Her Master’s thesis compared the role of price premia in preserving grain quality in both countries.

When she’s not working, Marin enjoys swimming, hiking, and camping with her husband and their explorer dog, Indiana Jones.