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.
Deanna, from Bonduel, Wisconsin, is studying economics and agricultural business management. Her background in agriculture gives her a strong understanding of the importance of finding sustainable and efficient ways to produce food for the growing global population. With her drive to succeed and quantitative mind, she plans to contribute diverse ideas to solve the global food challenge. Deanna is mentored by Robin Mittenthal in the Global Health Institute.