Juan Pachon

Student NameJuan Pachon
Faculty Mentor NameGulcan Onel , PhD
CollegeCollege of Agriculture & Life Sciences
MajorFood and Resource Economics
MinorInternational Development and Humanitarian Assistance/Latin American Studies
Research InterestsInstitutions & Development
Water Economics
Imperfect Markets
Supply Chains
Academic AwardsBest Position Paper: University of Pittsburgh’s 2019 European Council Simulation
Fall 2019 – Dean’s List
University Scholars Program 2020
FRE Quiz Bowl Team
CALS Leadership Institute
Hobbies and InterestsCanoeing/Kayaking

Research Project

A Rural State of Mind: Socio-Economic Determinants of Mental Well-being among Hispanic and Haitian Farmworkers in Florida?

The goal of this research project is to advance the understanding of the mental well-being in rural Florida by quantifying relationships among mental, social, and economic well-being indicators of Florida farm workers. My project combines the health, sociology, and economics literature to study the complex system of rural well-being for contributing to healthier farm communities in Florida. This will be achieved by looking specifically on the changing population of migrant farm workers in Florida, by analyzing whether this shift in demographics has cause cross-cultural and ethnic differences and social isolation among migrant farm workers. Further understanding how mental health effects the workers’ through development of a combination of mental health and socioeconomic indicators.