Education and Certificates
B.S. Texas Tech University 1990, cum laude
M.S. Texas A&M University, 1993, Awarded Outstanding Master's Thesis, Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
Melanie Magre is a Senior Research Associate with more than twenty years of experience performing agricultural research. She received her B.S. from Texas Tech University in Agricultural Economics in 1990, and her M.S. from Texas A&M University in Agricultural Economics in 1993. Her thesis research involved a mathematical transportation model for estimating the effects of free trade between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Upon graduating, Melanie was employed by the Agricultural Economics Department at Texas A&M University for three years then later moved to the Temple Center. Since then she has worked on a variety of research projects including market price analyses in livestock, cotton and produce markets, soil and water quality, air pollution abatement, transportation modeling and management of natural resources. More recently, job duties have evolved into more of a managerial role assisting in the acquisition of funding and tracking progress, expenses and deliverables on multiple projects.
Melanie has specialized training in data conversion, professional report writing, modeling and statistical analysis. More recently, she has developed an interest in spatial modeling and GIS applications. Specialized skills include use of Microsoft Office, Canopy, SAS, ArcGIS, WinEPIC, WinAPEX, and TIMESAT.