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Since the Global Food Challenge program was launched in 2014, 31 students have walked through the doors of Land O’Lakes as sophomores curious about what the future will hold. It’s a similar and familiar feeling we’ve all had, whether it be your first day at school or your first day on a new job.
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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.

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.