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Aaron McKean

BS’08 Agricultural and Applied Economics
Azerbaijan ’09–’11

Drawing on his degree in agricultural and applied economics, as a Peace Corps volunteer Aaron McKean worked alongside a microfinance bank that served primarily small businesses and farmers in Lankaran, a city on the Caspian Sea near the Azerbaijan–Iranian border. He also helped establish a soccer camp for girls and assisted students in applying for study abroad programs. His time in the Peace Corps solidified his desire to pursue a law degree, which he is currently doing at the University of Wisconsin Law School. As a reflection of his agricultural and legal interests, McKean hopes in his final year of law school to explore rural and urban land use. Having grown up on a farm, McKean is especially interested in how law can be applied to helping preserve natural resources.