What this chocolate scientist got to learn from — and teach — cacao farmers in trinidad and tobago

Allison Brown stands next to a cocoa plant.

Editor's note: This article was written for The Hershey Company by chocolate scientist and College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences alum Allison Brown, who volunteered to help cacao farmers and business owners in Trinidad and Tobago maximize the value of their crops. 

When I tell people I’m a chocolate scientist, they often tell me