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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.

Izaiah Bokunewicz

Penn State
Izaiah, from Norristown, Pennsylvania, is studying plant sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Growing up in suburban Philadelphia, he developed an interest in how we feed our cities and educate people about food production. Izaiah is co-director of Penn State’s Student Farm Club and has completed undergraduate research involving indoor hydroponic systems. He is very optimistic about the future of agriculture, thanks to innovative and sustainable efforts taking place on a global level.