Center for Global Food Security

Borlaug Fellows

Summer 2012

fellow

Name: Oscar Abelleira

Degree: Ph.D. in Natural Resources

Institution: University of Idaho

Research Country: Costa Rica

fellow

Name: Grant Cavanaugh

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: University of Kentucky

Research Country: Peru

fellow Name: Alyssa Cho

Degree: Ph.D. in Agronomy

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Vietnam
fellow

Name: Andrew Crane-Droesch

Degree: Ph.D. in Energy and Resources Group

Institution: University of California Berkeley

Research Country: Kenya

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-crane-droesch/8/b85/a83

fellow Name: Anne Dare

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Tunisia, Palestine

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-dare/70/76a/539/

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

Boukchina, R., Dare, A., & Khalfali, F. (Under review). Evaluation of a Treated Wastewater Reuse Scheme in Southern Tunisia. Water International.

fellow

Name: Amelia (Fischer) Darrouzet-Nardi

Degree: Ph.D. in Nutrition

Institution: Tufts University

Research Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Academic Profile: http://sites.tufts.edu/ameliadarrouzetnardi/

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

Darrouzet-Nardi, A. Fischer, William A. Masters, (Under review). Urbanization, Market Development and Malnutrition in Farm Households: Evidence from the Demographic and Health Surveys, 1990-2011. Submitted to: Food Security.

Peters, C.J., Picardy, J.P., Darrouzet-Nardi, A. F., Griffin, T.S. (Under review) Feed Conversions, Ration Compositions, and Land Use Efficiencies of Major Livestock Products in U.S. Agricultural Systems. Agricultural Systems. Vol. 130, September 2014, pp. 35-43.

fellow

Name: Sara Galbraith

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology

Institution: University of Idaho

Research Country: Costa Rica

fellow

Name: David Guereña

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil Science

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Kenya

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

David T. Güereña1, Johannes Lehmann1*, Janice E. Thies1, Akio Enders1, Nancy Karanja, and Henry Neufeldt.
Partitioning the Contributions of Biochar Properties to Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

fellow Name: James Lewis

Degree: Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Sciences

Institution: Washington State University

Research Country: Ethiopia
fellow

Name: Jeffrey Michler

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Bangladesh

fellow

Name: Maya (Oren) Duru

Degree: Ph.D. in Political Science

Institution: University of California San Diego

Research Country: Nigeria

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=19803577&trk=spm_pic

fellow

Name: Brenda Owens

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Colombia

fellow Name: Ian Pope

Degree: M.Sc. in Earth & Atmospheric Science

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Guatemala

fellow

Name: Sheryl Quail

Degree: Ph.D. in Forest Resources & Conservation, Geomatics

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Tanzania, Kenya

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research: 

Kweka, Demetrius, Sheryl Quail and Jessica Campese (2014). Tanzania REDD+ National Context in Global Comparative Study on REDD+: The Case Book. Bogor, CIFOR.

fellow Name: Steven Reyna

Degree: M.Sc. in Plant & Soil Science

Institution: Texas A&M Kingsville

Research Country: Kenya
fellow Name: Ariel Rivers

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology, International Agriculture & Development

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: Mexico

LinkedIn Profile: 

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=19803577&trk=spm_pic

Personal Website: www.arielrivers.com

fellow

Name: Chantal Roberts

Degree: M.Sc. in Environmental Science & Policy

Institution: Clark University

Research Country: Uganda

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/chantal-roberts/17/4b7/7a0

fellow Name: Melissa Rohde

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering & Science

Institution: Stanford University

Research Country: India
fellow

Name: Stephanie Rosch

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Kenya

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/srosch

ResearchGate Profile: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephanie_Rosch

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/stephanieroschweb/home

fellow

Name: Kaitlyn Smoot

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics & International Agricultural Development

Institution: University of California Davis

Research Country: Cote d'Ivoire

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

Smoot, Kaitlyn, Amos Gyau, Christophe Kouame, and Lucien Diby. "Market Analysis of Selected Agroforestry Products in the Vision for Change Project Intervention Zone, Côte d’Ivoire."      

Amos Gyau, Kaitlyn Smoot, Lucien Diby, Christophe Kouame. "Drivers of Tree Presence and Densities: The case of Cocoa Agroforestry Systems in the Soubre Region of  Republic of Côte d’Ivoire." Forthcoming in Agroforestry Systems.

Gyau, Amos, Kaitlyn Smoot, Christophe Kouame, Lucien Diby, Jane Kahia, and Daniel Ofori. "Farmer attitudes and intentions towards trees in cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) farms in Côte d’Ivoire." Agroforestry Systems (2014): 1-11.

fellow

Name: Madeline Spigler

Degree: M.Sc. in Entomology

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Colombia

fellow

Name: Daniel TerAvest

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil Science

Institution: Washington State University

Research Country: Malawi

fellow Name: Daniel Tobin

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Extension Education, International Agriculture & Development

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: Peru

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:
Tobin, D. (Under Review) Food Security and Pro-poor Value chains: A Case Study of Dietary Quality Among Households in One Community in the Central Highlands of Peru. Food Security.         

Tobin, D. (Under Review) How Pro-poor are Pro-poor Value chains? Social stratification among Peruvian Smallholding Farmers in Market-oriented Development Interventions. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability.

Tobin, D. (2014). Interactions between livelihoods and pro-poor value chains: A case study of native potatoes in the central highlands of Peru (Doctoral dissertation). Available in December, 2014 from the Pennsylvania State University Library database.

Fall 2012

fellow Name: Rene Bullock

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Tanzania
fellow Name: Timothy Gorman

Degree: Ph.D. in Development Sociology

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Vietnam

fellow

Name: Alejandra Huerta

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: University of Wisconsin

Research Country: Bangladesh

fellow

Name: Michael Lege

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Institution: Washington State University

Research Country: Uganda

fellow Name: Rebakah Minarcheck

Degree: Ph.D. in Development Sociology

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Indonesia
fellow Name: Rachel Murray

Degree: M.Sc. in International Water Mgmt

Institution: University of Wisconsin

Research Country: Nepal
fellow

Name: Jeremy Schwartzbord

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Haiti

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

Schwartzbord et al. (2014) Aflatoxin-Lysine Adducts in Haitian Patients Ingesting Peanut and Maize Products. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 9 (2): 244-255.

Schwartzbord JR, Emmanuel E, Brown, DL. (2013) Haiti's Food and Drinking Water: a Review of Toxicological Health Risks. Clinical Toxicology. 51(9): 828-833.

fellow Name: Matthew Stasiewicz

Degree: Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Kenya

Linkedin Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-stasiewicz/15/121/148/

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Stasiewicz

fellow

Name: Sean Thompson

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding

Institution: Texas A&M University

Research Country: Mexico

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/seanmthompsonphd/

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sean_Thompson5

Personal Website: www.precision-phenotyping.org

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:
Thompson, SM. 2014. Evaluation of terrestrial laser scanning and ground penetrating radar for field-based high-throughput phenotyping in wheat breeding. Texas A&M University. Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, College Station, TX. Doctoral Dissertation, Plant Breeding.

fellow

Name: Kristen Welsh Unwala

Degree: Ph.D. in Hydrology

Institution: University of Idaho

Research Country: Costa Rica

fellow Name: Deborah Williams

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Louisiana State University

Research Country: Nepal

 Spring 2013

fellow Name: David Byrnes

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Biology

Institution: Rutgers University

Research Country: Tanzania

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=251714774&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

fellow Name: Nathan Clay

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: Rwanda
fellow Name: John Connors

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: Arizona State University

Research Country: Tanzania

Personal Website: www.johnpatrickconnors.com

fellow Name: Emma Flemmig

Degree: Ph.D. in Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences

Institution: Virginia Tech University

Research Country: Haiti
Fellow Name: Caitlin Grady

Degree: Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences & Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Laos

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/caitlin-grady/33/b8b/54b/

fellow Name: Christian Guzman

Degree: Ph.D. in Biological & Environmental Engineering

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Ethiopia

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdavidguzman

fellow Name: Nicolas Jelinski

Degree: Ph.D. in Land & Atmospheric Sciences

Institution: University of Minnesota

Research Country: Kenya
fellow Name: John Laborde

Degree: M.Sc. in Agronomy

Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research Country: Nepal

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John_Laborde/info?awardsAction=scrollEdit

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:

R. Werle, Schmidt J.J., Laborde J.P., Tran A., Creech C.F. and Lindquist J.L. 2014. Shattercane X ALS-Tolerant Sorghum F1 Hybrid and Shattercane Interference in ALS-Tolerant Sorghum. J. of Agric. Sc. 6 (4) online.                   

S. Choudhury, Westfall C., Laborde J.P., Bisht N.C., Jez J.M. and Pandey S. 2012. Two Chimeric Regulators of G-protein Signaling (RGS) Proteins Differentially Modulate Soybean Heterotrimeric G-protein Cycle. J. Biol. Chem. 287: 17810-17881.

fellow Name: Jenkins Macedo

Degree: M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy

Institution: Clark University

Research Country: Laos

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jenkins-macedo-pmp-cand/10/665/a0

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jenkins_Macedo

Academic Website:https://clarku.academia.edu/JenkinsMacedo

Personal Websites: http://jmacedo1.wordpress.com

http://www.changewebelievein.blogspot.com 

Publications Using Borlaug-funded Research:
Macedo, J. (2014) "Enhancing Productivity and Livelihoods among Smallholder Irrigators through Biochar and Fertilizer Amendments at Ekxang Village, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR." Clark University. Department of International Development, Community, and Environment.

fellow Name: Andrew Margenot

Degree: Ph.D. in Soils & Biogeochemistry

Institution: University of California-Davis

Research Country: Kenya, Tanzania
fellow Name: Tyler Rundel

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Cameroon

Fall 2013

fellow Name: Patrick Bell

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Institution: Ohio State University

Research Country: Tanzania

LinkedIn Profile: tz.linkedin.com/pub/patrick-bell/37/b75/bb1

 

fellow Name: Erin Biehl

Degree: M.P.H. in Public Health

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Research Country: Nepal

LinkedIn Profile: http://np.linkedin.com/pub/erin-biehl/22/504/662

fellow Name: Anne-Elizabeth Cafer

Degree: Ph.D. in Rural Sociology

Institution: University of Missouri

Research Country: Ethiopia

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-cafer/74/aa9/38b

fellow Name: Margaret Douglas

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology/International Agriculture & Development

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: Bangladesh
fellow Name: Claire Fitch

Degree: M.P.H. in Human Nutrition/International Health

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

Research Country: Nepal

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/claire-fitch/4a/893/429/

fellow Name: Lance Goettsch

Degree: M.Sc. in Agronomy

Institution: Iowa State University

Research Country: Uganda

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/lance-goettsch/48/883/24/

fellow Name: Patrick Hatzenbuehler

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Nigeria
fellow Name: Levi Keesecker

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Institution: University of Idaho

Research Country: Costa Rica
fellow Name: Chesney McOmber

Degree: Ph.D. in Political Science

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Kenya, Morocco
fellow Name: Rachel Miller

Degree: Ph.D. in Food Science

Institution: Cornell University

Research Country: Kenya

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rachel-miller/68/4/788

Academic Website: http://foodsafety.foodscience.cornell.edu/people/rachel-miller

fellow Name: Heather Pasley

Degree: M.Sc. in Agronomy

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: Kenya
fellow Name: Amy Quandt

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Studies

Institution: University of Colorado-Boulder

Research Country: Kenya
fellow Name: Libby Rens

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticultural Sciences

Institution: University of Florida

Research Country: Peru

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/libby-rens/6b/4ab/b78/

fellow

Name: Sarah Stefanos

Degree: Ph.D. in Environment and Resources/Sociology

Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Country: Uganda
fellow Name: Hector Tavarez Vargas

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Institution: University of Idaho

Research Country: Costa Rica

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/hector-tavarez/93/a84/86b/

fellow Name: Kathleen Tavenner

Degree: Ph.D. in Rural Sociology/Women's Studies

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: South Africa
fellows Name: Anna Testen

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: Ohio State University

Research Country: Tanzania
fellow Name: Elizabeth Trybula

Degree: Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences and Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

Research Country: South Africa
fellow Name: Stephen Wood

Degree: Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, & Environmental Biology

Institution: Columbia University

Research Country: Senegal

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-wood/16/660/214

Personal Website: http://www.stephenwoodecology.com

fellow Name: Kayla Yurco

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Research Country: Kenya

Spring 2014

fellow Name: Rachel Atwell      

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop Science

Institution: North Carolina State University

Research Country: Costa Rica          
fellow Name: Laurel Bellante

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography and Development

Institution: University of Arizona

Research Country: Mexico
fellow Name: Aniseh Bro

Degree: Ph.D. in Community Sustainability in International Development

Institution: Michigan State University

Research Country: Nicaragua
fellow Name: Alfredo Delgado

Degree: Ph.D. in Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences

Institution: Texas A & M University

Research Country: Colombia

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/alfredo-delgado/80/596/417/

fellow Name: Joseph Goeb

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Michigan State University

Research Country: Zambia
fellow Name: Jessica Ham

Degree: Ph.D. in Anthropology

Institution: University of Georgia

Research Country: Ghana

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jessica-ham/b/407/145

fellow Name: Karen LeGrand

Degree: Ph.D. in Microbiology, Food Safety,Pre- and Post-Harvest

Institution: UC Davis

Research Country: Cambodia

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/karen-legrand/54/a/ab5

fellow Name: Carolyn Lowry

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticulture

Institution: Michigan State University

Research Country: India
fellow Name: Jonathan  Luetchens    

Degree: M.Sc. in Agronomy and Horticulture: Plant Breeding and Genetics

Institution: University of Nebraska

Research Country: Mexico   

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-luetchens/45/812/627

fellow Name: Karina Lundahl

Degree: M.Sc. in International Agricultural Development

Institution: UC Davis

Research Country: Nepal

LinkedIn Profile: np.linkedin.com/pub/karina-lundahl/11/304/aa8

fellow Name: April McCain

Degree: M.Sc. in Animal Science

Institution: Mississippi State University

Research Country: Vietnam

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/april-mccain/73/299/89/

fellow

Name: Loimann Katrina ole-MoiYoi

Degree: Ph.D. in Environment and Resources

Institution: Stanford University

Research Country: Kenya

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/l-katrina-ole-moiyoi/8/b36/8

fellow Name: Brian Pace

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticulture and Crop Science

Institution: Ohio State University

Research Country: Mexcio
fellow Name: Anthea Saez

Degree: Ph.D. in Crop Science

Institution: North Carolina State University

Research Country: Honduras
fellow Name: Haley Sater

Degree: M.Sc. in Rice Breeding and Genetics

Institution: University of Arkansas

Research Country: Phillipines

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/haley-sater/44/6b6/585/

fellow Name: Rose Wilder

Degree: M.A. in Intercultural Relations

Institution: University of the Pacific

Research Country: Uganda

LinkedIn Profile: http://ug.linkedin.com/pub/rose-wilder/98/7a9/657

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