I drink skim milk, occasionally pay $5 for a specialty cup of coffee and am a loyal consumer of organic vanilla bean granola. Growing up in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota, the only time I stepped foot on a farm was to get lost in a corn maze.
If you have been keeping up with the Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders, you know that we are seasoned globe trotters. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration but we have experienced many facets of agriculture this summer. From Africa to Washington D.C., we’ve learned a lot of food security.
Alyssa, from Epworth, Iowa, is studying dietetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Alyssa’s connection to the dairy industry, passion for food security issues, and desire to create positive change has inspired her to contribute to finding solutions to solve global hunger. She hopes that her experience with the Global Food Challenge will strengthen her research, teamwork and leadership skills while growing her global perspective. She looks forward to learning about Land O’Lakes International Development programs and working closely with her team.