College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences: Applied Sciences Technology Education
Kjersti Decker is a graduate student at Utah State University studying Agricultural Education. She is from Genesee, Idaho, and enjoys many hobbies including hiking, welding, travelling, and playing volleyball. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Idaho in Agricultural Education. Currently, she teaches ASTE 3030: Beginning Welding course and is a teaching assistant for ASTE 2100. She has previously been a teaching assistant for ASTE 4150: Agricultural Education Teaching Methods. She often guest-lectures in other ASTE courses.
Kjersti works directly with many undergraduate students. She is co-advisor for the Ag Ed club and secretary for the USU MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) club. She conducts research with several faculty members in ASTE. Since arriving at USU, she has presented research papers and posters at three research conferences and attended a Lincoln Electric Teacher Training.
Kjersti is passionate about teaching and learning. She believes, “As a teacher, it is her responsibility to prepare students for success through hard work and promoting confidence in themselves and their abilities.” After finishing her Master of Science, Kjersti plans to teach high school as an agricultural educator and FFA advisor.