Past Global Food Security Fellows


Graduate Student Fellows

Ben Norton (agricultural and consumer economics advised by Dr. Hope Michelson) is working with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Tanzania on fertilizer quality validation.

Lucas Roberts (crop sciences advised by Dr. Anthony Studer) will be working with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico on improvements in maize water-use efficiency.

Marshal White (crop sciences advised by Dr. Cameron Pittelkow) is working with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on balancing economic and environmental sustainability for smallholder rice farmers in Peru.

Rodrigo Trevisan (crop sciences advised by Dr. Nicolas Martin) will be working with CIAT, CIMMYT and the CGIAR Big Data Platform on resilient cultivar development with predictive analytics.

Federico Ceballos Sierra (agricultural and consumer economics advised by Dr. Sandy Dall'erba) will be working with CIAT to understand the dynamics of crop shifting due to climate change in Columbia's low marginal coffee region.


Undergraduate Student Fellows

The following three ACES undergraduate students will be based in Malawi this summer to work with the ACES-based and USAID-funded Strengthening Agriculture and Nutrition Extension activity to deliver a video-extension campaign to smallholder farmers:

Christina Fernandez, senior in natural resources and environmental sciences

Kristen Iverson, senior in agricultural leadership and education 

Anoosha Memon, senior in agricultural and consumer economics  


The Global Food Security Fellowships are made possible through a generous gift from Arlys Conrad.