Spending his summers on his grandfather's farm in Albania, Genti Kostandini knew he would never lose his love of agriculture. What he didn’t expect, however, was a career path that would take him on a worldwide odyssey in pursuit of his professional goals. As a professor of agriculture and applied economics at the University of Georgia, Kostandini’s research has taken him to Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Mexico to study the impact of drought-tolerant crops and the risks associated with increased rainfall variability. Given his wide range of research interests—everything from the effect of immigration laws on labor supply to biopharming intellectual property rights—Kostandini expects that much more international travel lies ahead. Read on here.
Professor Kyriaki "Kiki" Zinoviadou arrived at Perrotis in 2011 to work as a part-time lecturer for the Food Science & Technology department, and since become one of the major's two full-time professors. She earned her BSc in Food Science from Aristotle University before heading off to Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where she earned her Masters in Product and Ingredient Functionality on a scholarship from NUFFIC (Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education). She returned to Thessaloniki to complete her PhD in Food Science and Technology at Aristotle University, working as a fellow of the Ministry of Education.
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