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.
Audrey, from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is studying mechanical engineering and sustainable agriculture. With the understanding that her decisions impact not only herself but also those around her and those of future generations, she is excited to work on creating sustainable food and water resources. After graduating, she hopes to pursue a master’s degree in business and entrepreneurship. Audrey is mentored by Paul Porter in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.