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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.

Katriel Marks

Purdue University
Katriel, from Carmel, Indiana, is studying plant genetics, breeding and biotechnology in the College of Agriculture. Through involvement with the World Food Prize, she traveled to China where she conducted genetic research on hybrid rice and saw the benefits of agricultural improvements for people in all walks of life. As a part of the Global Food Challenge, she hopes to bring together multidisciplinary solutions for advancements to food security around the world.