Dr. Jaclyn Kropp is an associate professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2008. Jaclyn joined the University of Florida in August of 2012 and has a 60% teaching and 40% research appointment. Prior to joining the University of Florida, she was a tenure-track assistant professor at Clemson University. At the University of Florida, Jaclyn teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Advanced Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Finance, and International Agricultural Trade. Her research focuses on issues related to agricultural policy and agricultural finance, including the impacts of agricultural support programs on farm-level production decisions, how government support program participation affects access to credit, the role of trust in lending relationships, and the link between food assistance program participation and child obesity. Prior to earning her Ph.D., she worked as a financial advisor and hedge fund analyst.