Kristiina Ala-Kokko

Kristiina is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. Her research focuses on issues related to agricultural production and policy, particularly seed technology adoption, conservation agriculture, and climate change. Current projects include investigating the GM adoption decision, non-GM crop-trait technology adoption, the effects of abiotic stress in pulses, and supply chain resiliency.

Prior to enrolling at K-State, Kristiina was a part of the Atlantis Program, obtaining an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arkansas and an M.S. in Rural Development from Ghent University. Kristiina also holds a B.S. in Biology with a minor in sustainability from the University of Arkansas. She has held internships with USDA-ERS and the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center.