Center for Global Food Security

Summer Institute on Global Food Security Participants

2015

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Name: Seth Abugho

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences

Institution: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/seth-bernard-abugho/76/158/935 

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

a Name: Mary Adjepong

Degree: Ph.D. in Human Nutrition

Institution: Michigan State University
a Name: Kia Alexander

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kia-alexander/26/a05/b59

Academic Website: http://engineeringforsustainability.com/kiaalexander

s Name: Deborah Aller

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil Science and Environmental Science

Institution: Iowa State University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/debbie-aller/49/bb8/232

a Name: Barbara Amoah

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology

Institution: Kansas State University

 

a Name: Tafere Belay

Degree: Ph.D. in Human Nutrition

Institution: Oklahoma State University

a Name: Matthew Berry

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology

Institution: Michigan State University
a Name: Mahendra Bhandari

Degree: M.Sc. in Plant, Soil and Environmental Science

Institution: West Texas A&M University

a Name: Matthew Bright

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil Science

Institution: The Ohio State University

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

a Name: Bathsheba Bryant-Tarpeh

Degree: Ph.D. in African Studies, Gender and Development

Institution: Howard University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bathsheba-bryant-tarpeh/12/682/2a1

a Name: Rosemary Bulyaba

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop Production and Physiology

Institution: Iowa State University

a Name: Kristine Caiafa

Degree: M.Sc. in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition

Institution: Tufts University

a Name: Jn Bertrand Contina

Degree: M.Sc. in Soil and Land Resources

Institution: University of Idaho

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jn-bertrand-contina/30/361/51

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

 

a

Name: Aries Dela Cruz

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Anthropology/History

Institution: Rutgers University
a Name: Michael Denney

Degree: Ph.D. in Global Governance and Human Security

Institution: University of Massachusetts
a Name: Jamie Dorsey

Degree: M.Sc. in Public Health

Institution: John Hopkins University
a Name: Elizabeth Eckhardt

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Interdisciplinary Life Sciences

Institution: Purdue University
a Name: Anna Fairbairn

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anna-fairbairn/14/a9a/172

a Name: Megan Fenton

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Institution: Purdue University
a Name: Stefanie Griebel

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Institution: Purdue University
a Name: Abhay Grover

Degree: M.Sc. in Industrial and Agricultural Technology

Institution: Iowa State University
a Name: Kelly Higgins

Degree: Ph.D. in Food Science, Public Health

Institution: Purdue University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyhiggins8
a Name: Katelyn Horgan

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/katelyn-horgan/8b/7b/863

a Name: Rachel Kerns

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences

Institution: University of Missouri
a Name: Muhammad Azeem Khan

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Institution: Washington State University
q Name: Margaret Krause

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Institution: Cornell University
a Name: Carrie Miranda

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Institution: University of Missouri

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/carrie-miranda/21/935/727

a Name: Carly Nichols

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography and Development

Institution: University of Arizona

a Name: Michael Piña

Degree:  Ph.D. in Plant Biology

Institution: University of California, Riverside

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-pi%C3%B1a/bb/b4a/a79 

a

Name: Krishna La Poudel

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Institution: University of Missouri

a

Name: Teja Pristavec

Degree: Ph.D. in Sociology

Institution: Rutgers University
a

Name: Nathan Redding

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant and Environmental Sciences

Institution: Clemson University
a

Name: Luis Sandoval-Majia

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics

Institution: Techas Tech University
a

Name: Ana Claudia Sant'Anna

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Kansas State University

a

Name: Elizabeth Sloffer

Degree: M.Sc. in Food Science

Institution: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
a

Name: Marie Spiker

Degree: Ph.D. in Human Nutrition

Institution: John Hopkins University
a

Name: Ann Suk

Degree: M.P.H. in Human Nutrition

Institution: John Hopkins University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ann-suk/100/373/208

a

Name: Ariana Torres Bravo

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University
a

Name: Tim Vandervoet

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology

Institution: University of Arizona
a

Name: Taisha Venort

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

2014

SI

Name: Ana Andino-Dubón

Degree: M.Sc. in Food Science & Technology

Institution: University of Tennessee

SI Name: Alyssa Barrett

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural & Extension Education

Institution: Mississippi State University
SI Name: Emily Burchfield

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Management and Policy

Institution: Vanderbilt University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/emily-burchfield/28/71a/842

Academic Website: https://vanderbilt.academia.edu/EmilyBurchfield

SI Name: Basu Deb Bandhari

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Institution: Louisiana State University
SI Name: Diana Caley

Degree: Ph.D. in Food Studies

Institution: New York University

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/diana-caley/13/8a4/750/

SI Name: Ashley Chaifetz

Degree: Ph.D. in Food and Agricultural Policy

Institution: University of North Carolina

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/ashley-chaifetz/4/60/806

Academic Website: https://chaifetz.web.unc.edu/

SI Name: Adam Cobb

Degree: Ph.D. in Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Institution: Oklahoma State University
SI Name: Alisha Farris

Degree: Ph.D. in Behavioral and Community Nutrition

Institution: Virginia Tech

Personal Website: http://alisha010.wix.com/alishafarris

SI Name: Claire Fitch

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

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

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

SI Name: Jennifer Frederick

Degree: Ph.D. in Grain Science and Industry

Institution: Kansas State University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jennifer-frederick/62/b23/511

SI Name: Mari Galup

Degree: Ph.D. in Gender and Women's studies

Institution: University of Arizona
SI Name: Alessandra Grasso

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

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

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

SI Name: Thushara Gunda

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

Institution: Vanderbilt University

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thushara-gunda/22/4b4/27b

Academic Profile: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/viee/profiles/thushara_gunda.php

SI

Name: Aaron Hrozencik

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics

Institution: Colorado State University
SI Name: Dennis Katuuramu

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology

Institution: Michigan State University
SI Name: Tariq Mahmood Khalil

Degree: Ph.D. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Institution: Washington State University
SI Name: Jaydon Kiernan

Degree: M.Sc. in Medical Anthropology

Institution: SUNY - Buffalo
SI Name: Joey Knelman

Degree: Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Institution: University of Colorado
SI Name: Preethi Krishnan

Degree: Ph.D. in Sociology

Institution: Purdue University
SI Name: Amanda Lewis

Degree: M.Sc. in International Agricultural Development

Institution: UC - Davis

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

SI Name: Kelvin Lim

Degree: M.Sc. in Veterinary Public Health

Institution: Ohio State University
SI Name: Umesh Lohani

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Institution: South Dakota State University

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

SI Name: Nicholas "Cole" Mueth

Degree: Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Science

Institution: Washington State University

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

SI Name: Mercy Ngunjiri

Degree: M.Sc. in Soil Science

Institution: Purdue University
SI Name: Juan Carlos Quezada

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop Production and Physiology

Institution: Iowa State University
SI Name: Patrick Trail

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences

Institution: Virginia Tech
SI Name: Ross Wagstaff

Degree: Ph.D. in Urban Agriculture

Institution: University of Illinois

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ross-wagstaff/90/54/90a

SI Name: David Wilson

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

LinkedIn Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddwilson

SI Name: So-Jung Youn

Degree:  M.Sc. in Fisheries and Wildlife

Institution: Michigan State University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/so-jung-youn/39/57a/767

 

2013

SI

Name: Seth Armah

Degree: Ph.D. in Nutrition 

Institution: Iowa State University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/seth-armah/2a/604/142

SI

Name: George Awuni

Degree: Ph.D. in Entomology

Institution: Mississippi State University

SI

Name: James Banfill

Degree: M.Sc. in in Soil Science

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

SI

Name: Laurel Bellante

Degree: Ph.D. in Human-Environment Geography

Institution: University of Arizona

SI

Name: Elena Broaddus

Degree: M.Sc. in International Health

Institution: Johns Hopkins University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/elena-broaddus/20/9a8/964

SI

Name: Wenjuan Chen

Degree: Ph.D. in Forestry

Institution: Texas A&M University

SI

Name: Godwill Chewachong

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: Ohio State University

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/godwill-chewachong/1b/462/509

ResearchGate Profile: www.researchgate.net/profile/Godwill_Chewachong

Personal Website: http://works.bepress.com/godwill_chewachong/

SI

Name: Marcia Croft

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticulture

Institution: Purdue University

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/marcia-croft/2a/600/116

SI

Name: Angel Cruz

Degree: M.Sc. in Crop Science

Institution: North Carolina State University

SI

Name: Jessica Cudnik

Degree: M.Sc. in Horticulture

Institution: University of Georgia

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jessica-cudnik/8/9a7/674/

SI

Name: Benjamin Davies

Degree: M.Sc. in Soil Science

Institution: Texas A&M University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/benjamin-davies/69/359/38b

SI

Name: Joubert Fayette

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: University of Florida

SI

Name: Damarius Fleming

Degree: Ph.D. in Genetics

Institution: Iowa State University

SI

Name: Emma Flemmig

Degree: Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences

Institution: Virginia Tech

SI

Name: Stephanie Frischie

Degree: M.Sc. in Plant Biology & Conservation

Institution: Northwestern University

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stephanie_Frischie

SI

Name: Caitlin Grady

Degree: Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences & Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

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

SI

Name: Patrick Hatzenbuehler

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Nicolas Jelinski

Degree: Ph.D. in Land & Atmospheric Sciences

Institution: University of Minnesota

SI

Name: Matthew Kost

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticulture & Crop Science

Institution: Ohio State University

SI

Name: Luke Lee

Degree: M.Sc. in Food and Agricultural Sciences

Institution: University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

SI

Name: Stacy McCoy

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Glory Mhalu

Degree: M.Sc. in Nutrition

Institution: Michigan State University

SI

Name: Joshua Minai

Degree: M.Sc. in Ecological Sciences & Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Michelle Miro

Degree: Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

Institution: University of California-Irvine

SI

Name: Sruthi Narayanan

Degree: Ph.D. in Agronomy

Institution: Kansas State University

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

SI

Name: Natalie Nelson

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Biological Engineering   

Institution:  University of Florida

SI

Name: Brian Pace

Degree: Ph.D. in Horticulture & Crop Science

Institution: Ohio State University



SI

Name: Jasbir Sangha

Degree: Ph.D. in Nutrition

Institution: University of Maryland-College Park

SI

Name: Zachary Stewart

Degree: Ph.D. in Agronomy

Institution: University of Nebraska

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

Google Scholar Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=b4OZqYsAAAAJ&hl=en

SI

Name: Victor Taleon Alban

Degree: Ph.D. in Food Science

Institution: Texas A&M University

SI

Name: Vivien Tang

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: University of Connecticut

SI

Name: Kathleen Tavenner

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

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

SI

Name: Pablo Torres

Degree: M.Sc. in Nutrition

Institution: University of Illinois

SI

Name: Yun Yin

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Institution: University of Illinois

SI

Name: Addisalem Zenebe

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: University of Nebraska


2012

SI

Name: Adedayo Adeyanju

Degree: Ph.D. in Agronomy

Institution: Kansas State University

SI

Name: Mario Andrada

Degree: Ph.D. in Grain Science

Institution: Kansas State University

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mario-andrada/36/176/b8

SI

Name: Jeff Fedenko

Degree: Ph.D. in Agronomy

Institution: University of Florida

SI

Name: Sofia Feng

Degree: M.Sc. in Food Science

Institution: North Carolina State University

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

SI

Name: Anubha Garg

Degree: M.Sc. in Grain Science & Industry

Institution: Kansas State University

SI

Name: Solomon Geleta

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics

Institution: Colorado State University

SI

Name: Viola Glenn

Degree: M.Sc. in Natural Resources

Institution: North Carolina State University

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/j-viola-glenn

SI

Name: Deanna Goldner

Degree: M.A in International Development & Social Change

Institution: Clark University

SI

Name: Ryan Good

Degree: Ph.D. in Geography

Institution: University of Florida

SI

Name: Kateryna Goychuk

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: University of Missouri

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/kateryna-schroeder/5/920/5a4

SI

Name: Samiul Haque

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Arun Jani

Degree:  M.Sc. in Soil Science

Institution: North Carolina State University

LinkedIn Profile: za.linkedin.com/pub/arun-jani/10/232/b6b

SI

Name: Tracy Kirkland

Degree: Ph.D. in Sociology

Institution: University of Colorado Boulder

si

Name: Caitlin (Lowe) Herrington

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics

Institution: Kansas State University

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/caitlin-lowe-herrington/78/a22/778/

SI

Name: Alexander Maas

Degree: Ph.D. in Agricultural & Resource Economics

Institution: Colorado State University

SI

Name: Isaac Madsen

Degree: Ph.D. in Soil Science

Institution: Washington State University

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/isaac-madsen/75/646/b43

SI

Name: Gabriela Morello

Degree: Ph.D. in Animal Science

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Saumyang Patel

Degree: Ph.D. in Construction Engineering & Management

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Cininta Pertiwi

Degree: M.Sc. in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Ian Pope

Degree: M.Sc. in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Institution: Purdue University

SI

Name: Mariela Poveda

Degree: M.Sc. in Dairy Product Technology

Institution: California Polytechnic State

SI

Name: Chantal Roberts

Degree: M.Sc. in Environmental Science & Policy

Institution: Clark University

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

SI

Name: Blossom Sehgal

Degree: M.Sc. in Grain Science

Institution: Kansas State University

SI

Name: Jose Pablo Soto-Arias

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: University of Wisconsin Madison

SI

Name: Claire Superak

Degree: Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SI

Name: Mary Tiedeman

Degree: M.Sc. in Soils & Environmental Science

Institution: Iowa State University

SI

Name: Pajau Vangay

Degree: M.Sc. in Food Microbiology

Institution: Cornell University

SI

Name: Rachel West

Degree: M.Sc. in Animal & Dairy Science

Institution: University of Georgia

SI

Name: Douglas Whalen

Degree: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

SI

Name: Alex Wohlgemuth

Degree: M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering

Institution: Michigan Technological University

SI

Name: Ellyn Yakowenko

Degree: Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Institution: George Mason University

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