Author Bio

Jean Pierre Zavala, a graduate student at Purdue's Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department, focuses on the economic feasibility of pest management strategies for specialty crops in high tunnels within urban and peri-urban areas. Holding a BS in Agribusiness Management and an MBA, he brings six years of experience serving the Government of Ecuador in agricultural roles. His research aims to contribute valuable insights at the intersection of horticulture and economic viability.