Christian Eken

B.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics

Additional Degree/Major
Lanham, MD
Christian Eken
CALS Centennial Academic Merit Award 2017
CALS Dean's List Fall 2019
College Brother of the Year 2020, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. District of Wisconsin
Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Contest Winner 2020, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. District of Wisconsin
Bio Sketch
In addition to earning a B.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, Christian earned a B.S. in Biology. On campus, he was an active member of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., serving as the treasurer and internal vice president. He also served in the Wisconsin Union Directorate as the director of Alternative Breaks, responsible for sending students around the nation on service learning projects during the winter and spring breaks. As a junior, Christian worked with UW Health as a project intern for the president of UW Health, and for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Christian's work as an intern at the William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital helped increase the productivity of full-time staff. For the past two years, he has conducted published research in proteomics and cardiac systems biology at the Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research (WIMR). He is a dynamic, proven, and committed individual looking to improve healthcare quality and increase access, particularly for those in underrepresented communities. Christian is currently seeking opportunities to help prepare him for medical school.
Message to Fellow Graduates
No matter how bleak the situation looks remember that it is temporary and we will make it out stronger than we were before.