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Kevin Patrick
One of my professors was a former assistant secretary for economics at USDA, and another performed research on rain barrels. That diversity and exposure helped me form my own professional goals and allowed me to see beyond my impression of the software development and business planning industry.

Profile: Kevin Patrick

Alumni
Director of Product Development, Nautilytics, LLC

Kevin Patrick’s position in a start-up business called Nautilytics means he has a hand in almost every part of the company, including sales, marketing, product development, and management.

“The communication, technical, and theoretical skills I learned at the University of Illinois have played a critical role in my professional success. My studies, professors, and experiences helped me form my own voice and thoughts in my career field, which I now confidently use every day,” said Kevin.

Kevin enjoyed the mix of theory and applicable skills he learned as a major in agricultural and consumer economics (ACE). He remembers teachers with a variety of backgrounds, which added to the diversity of his education. “One of my professors was a former assistant secretary for economics at USDA, and another performed research on rain barrels. That diversity and exposure helped me form my own professional goals and allowed me to see beyond my impression of the software development and business planning industry.”

Kevin appreciated the interaction he received in ACE with prestigious professors who took interest in him as an undergrad and encouraged him to succeed. “I couldn’t have asked for a better college experience,” he said.

Kevin now works closely with good friend Chris Lanoue, whom he met in the ACE graduate program, at Nautilytics. Kevin took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad during his undergrad years, visiting Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. After completing his bachelor’s degree, Kevin immediately moved into a graduate program in agricultural and applied economics and earned his master’s degree in 2010.