Since the Global Food Challenge program was launched in 2014, 31 students have walked through the doors of Land O’Lakes as sophomores curious about what the future will hold. It’s a similar and familiar feeling we’ve all had, whether it be your first day at school or your first day on a new job.
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.
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.