AEDE Welcomes Dr. Amy Ando as our Department Chair and professor.
Amy Ando, a professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been named chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Ando earned her PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her BA in economics from Williams College. She began her postdoctoral career as a fellow in the Quality of the Environment Division at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C.
She later moved to UIUC in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, where she worked as an assistant and an associate professor before being promoted to professor in 2013 and named a university fellow at Resources for the Future in 2015.
A young Ando never thought, growing up in a small Massachusetts town, that she would have gone into the academic world of economics. In college, Ando planned on becoming a chemist. After working in labs and realizing she didn’t like it nearly as much, she found herself taking an economics course. The course took her down the path of building her skills, and she then took on the position of researcher at the University of Illinois.
Ando, like most students, didn't seek out the field of economics, making her more like AEDE students, faculty, and staff. Ando believes that the world of economics affects everything and everyone. She’s excited to take this next step down her winding path of economics and life.
Welcome to the OSU team, Amy! You’re a Buckeye now!