Director of Global Education Programs
The World Food Prize Foundation
Lisa Fleming joined The World Food Prize Foundation in Des Moines, Iowa in June 2001. She is responsible for leading the Foundation’s global youth programs for high school students and teachers as well as developing the Foundation’s education outreach relationships at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Since 2001, she has worked with hundreds of high school students and educational professionals from across Iowa, the United States and abroad during the Foundation’s annual October Global Youth Institute which serves to promote international understanding and the development of awareness of global food security issues among Institute participants. In addition, Lisa has successfully directed 197 of the total 204 high school student participants to date on international agricultural internships at 30 research centers and institutions in 19 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East through The World Food Prize Borlaug-Ruan International Internship Program.
Lisa came to the field of agriculture through the humanities and her passion for International Education. A Georgia native, she has a Master's Degree in French Literature from the University of Georgia in Athens where she also completed all coursework for a modified Master's in Foreign Language Education and holds a Bachelor's degree in Art History. Lisa has five years experience teaching French at the high school level and two and one half years at the college level as well as nine years librarian-curator experience at the University of Georgia Libraries.