The World Food Prize

Nicole Barreca

Nicole Barreca

Director of Communications and Events

Nicole Barreca joined the World Food Prize Foundation in 2012 as the Communications and Events Coordinator. In 2015 she was named Director of Communications and Events. 
Her primary responsibilities include managing the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, managing the Education Wing at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, working with the media and partner organizations, implementing public relations and outreach efforts, overseeing and producing print, video projects, and managing the web site and social media.

Nicole graduated from Drake University in 2015 with her masters degree in Communication Leadership and from Grand View University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and graphic journalism with a minor in mass communications. She studied abroad in Italy and Greece during her undergraduate education.
In her spare time Nicole is the head coach of the West Des Moines Valley High School competitive dance team. 
You can contact Nicole at 515-245-3735 or by email at


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