Stephanie Gripp

Stephanie Gripp, a graduate teaching assistant from Sheffield, Illinois, is pursuing a master’s degree in international agriculture at Oklahoma State University. Her bachelors in animal science has aided in her formal report research comparing the willingness of U.S. and New Zealand dairy farmers to incorporate new technology

During her undergraduate studies, Stephanie researched political capital in rural southwest Oklahoma with OSU’s Rural Renewal Initiative (RRI). Her time as an RRI Rural Scholar, combined with her childhood on a farming operation in rural Illinois, has created a passion for advocating for agriculture and rural America. She plans to carry that passion into a career focusing on rural development and agricultural policy. 

Throughout her schooling, Stephanie has been a student-athlete on the OSU Equestrian Team and is also a member of the OSU Ranch Horse Team. She also enjoys volunteering with Oklahoma 4-H, specifically for their equine activities.