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.
Katie, from Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, is studying management information systems and finance at the Carlson School of Management. She volunteers at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and twice chaired her hometown’s largest annual single-day food drive. Katie hopes her work participation in the Global Food Challenge fellowship will craft practical solutions to food insecurity here and around the world. Katie is mentored by Morgan Kinross-Wright in the Carlson School of Management.