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While she was growing up, Ariel Garsow developed a number of interests by participating in hobbies and extracurricular activities. She especially loved cooking with her grandmother. In high school, she was naturally drawn to science. These interests, combined with her attendance on church mission trips, sparked Ariel’s passion for helping feed the hungry.
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In her high school advanced placement (AP) biology class, Tara Mittelberg learned about Norman Borlaug, the renowned scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted his career to battling hunger and poverty across the globe. This sparked her interest in agriculture and prompted her to pursue the opportunity to be an Emerging Leader in the Land O’Lakes Global Food Challenge during the 2014–2015 academic year.

Alyssa Dougherty

Iowa State University
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.