My name is Robert Johnathan Curato, and I was practically born into agriculture; I learned to drive tractors in my grandparent’s orchard long before I learned to drive cars on the road. In 2009, I received my A.A. in Business Administration from Shasta College in Redding, California and subsequently transferred to UC Davis. I promptly joined Alpha Gamma Rho as the 1117th member of the Davis Phi Chapter during my first ... Read More
My name is Robert Johnathan Curato, and I was practically born into agriculture; I learned to drive tractors in my grandparent’s orchard long before I learned to drive cars on the road. In 2009, I received my A.A. in Business Administration from Shasta College in Redding, California and subsequently transferred to UC Davis. I promptly joined Alpha Gamma Rho as the 1117th member of the Davis Phi Chapter during my first quarter, and was nominated to the position of VNR Scholarship during my second; I am currently majoring in Plant Sciences with an emphasis in Plant Breeding and Genetics. I plan to receive my Ph. D. in the Plant Sciences major, become involved in researching the potential for more effective drought-tolerant fruit tree rootstocks, and eventually enter the teaching profession at the university level.
My name is Chase Jeffrey DeCoite and I am a 2nd year student from San Jose, California. I graduated from Archbishop Mitty High School in 2008 where I was involved in numerous different activities including football and student government. My family roots in the dairy industry have led to my becoming an Animal Science major with an emphasis in livestock and dairy, and aspiring to attend Veterinary School after my undergraduate studies. Currently I am actively involved on campus in Aggie Ambassadors as the Student Tours Officer and in the last year planned the National Agricultural Ambassador Conference here at UC Davis hosting over 300 students from around the country. After learning about the Phi Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho I joined as the 1118th initiate and have since assumed the positions of Vending Officer and House Mother Liaison. I couldn’t be more excited to be an AGR.
My name is Steven Soza and I hope to reveive a B.S. in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. During my freshmen year, I was a redshirt on the Collegiate Water Polo team. I decided that college sports was not a good match for me and joined the Alpha Gamma Rho Phi chapter as the 1119th member in Fall 2009 and haven’t looked back since. I grew up in Walnut Creek California and attended Las Lomas High School where I was a member of the Swimming and Water Polo teams. I have no agriculture background but I plan to work in Napa as a vineyard manager and maybe one day eventually own a winery. I enjoy the outdoors and love to go camping, backpacking, water skiing and hunting. I gained my love of the outdoors from being in the Boy Scouts where I earned the rank of Eagle when I was 17.
My name is Jason Tyler Wolpert. I was born September 2nd 1988 in Fresno, CA. I resided in Fresno for 18 years before moving out for college. While I was in Fresno I attended Bullard High School where I played volleyball, ran cross country, and participated in track and field. After leaving high school I came directly to UC Davis majoring in Environmental Science policy Analysis and Planning. I quickly became interested in political science and soon decided to change my major. During my third year at Davis I learned of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and haven’t left since. I became the 1120th member of the Phi chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho. While at Davis I joined the Davis Fire Crew that does wild land firefighting in Mendocino National Forest. After graduating I plan on exploring an option in the United States Air Force where I plan to fly a helicopter. Ever since I can remember I have been in the outdoors. Whether it’s camping with the family, fishing with my dad, or backpacking with my friends the outdoors have always been a second home.
My name is Edward Thomas Ford Jr. I was born April 20, 1989 in Yuba City, Ca. I have lived in District 10, Ca. (which is located between Marysville and Oroville on Hwy 70) all of my life. My family owns and operates a small farm, which consists of 14 acres of prunes. I attended Sutter Union High School. In that time I played football, wrestling, track, basketball, baseball, soccer, and golf. After high school, I attended Yuba Community College for two years. This year, I transferred to UC Davis. At Davis, I joined the Phi chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho and was admitted as the chapter’s 1121st member. I am majoring in International Relations with and emphasis in Peace and Security and minoring Mandarin Chinese. After Davis, I plan on going to law school. I would like to work in China and specialize in international trade and commerce law. All my life I have been fond of the outdoors. I spent my early childhood being carried out to the duck blind on my dad’s back. I got my hunting license when I was 6 and have been hooked ever since. I am also and avid angler. I love both fly-fishing and bass fishing.