Lincoln, Neb. —The Yeutter Student Fellows program offers opportunities for students of any major who have an interest in international trade and are seeking excellence in their career preparation path.
The fellowship was launched in August 2020, and is named for Clayton Yeutter, a Eustis, Nebraska, native who served as the U.S. secretary of agriculture in the George H.W. Bush administration and as U.S. trade representative in the Ronald Reagan administration. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Yeutter earned a bachelor’s of science, a law degree, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics.
This 2023 class of Yeutter Student Fellows includes Zane Mindrup, Sam Pribyl, John Trilling and Kyoko Wall.
“At UNL, I’ve been able to spend a considerable amount of time in the policy arena, particularly agricultural and trade policy,” says Mindrup, an agricultural economics major from Gretna. “After finishing up my undergraduate degree, I’d like to spend some time in graduate school before making a foray into the world of public policy analysis.”
Pribyl, from Papillion, is majoring in supply chain management and economics and has great interest in working internationally. “I am propelled to pursue roles within supply chain, sustainability and international shipping, particularly maritime,” he says.
Trilling, an economics major from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, aims to pursue a career in data analytics, working with clients from many different industries.
Wall is a St. Louis, Missouri, native majoring in economics. She is planning to pursue graduate studies and possibly become a humanitarian data analyst, hoping to contribute in decision-making processes to help with different aid and disaster response programs.
These fellows are juniors or seniors enrolled for the 2023-24 academic year. They aim to apply their work at UNL to help make the world a better place in the future.
The Student Fellows form a cohort, drawing on each other’s academic strengths. A group over the course of the academic year, they regularly discuss trade-related issues from their various perspectives, are briefed by professionals involved in international trade, and work on significant trade-focused research projects.