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Amy Bettle

Amy Bettle

Program Coordinator,
Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium

Amy Bettle joined the World Food Prize Foundation in 2020 as a Program Coordinator for the Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium. She is responsible for assisting the Director of Planning in the implementation and creation of the annual Norman E. Borlaug International Symposium. Amy was a George Washington Carver intern in 2018 and a member of the Foundation volunteer Reserve Corps team in 2019. 

Amy graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 with a double degree in Environmental Science, B.S. and Event Management, B.S. During her time at Iowa State University, she received two major academic scholarships - the Iowa State George Washington Carver Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship and U.S. Department of State Gilman International Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship funded her research project with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy. The project evaluated the sustainability of commercializing in vitro meat, and Amy focused on the environmental impacts of this nascent technology. 

Prior to officially joining the World Food Prize Foundation, Amy was a member of the Peace Corps and stationed in Zambia as an Agriculture and Forestry Extension Agent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her service was cut short, and she returned to the United States and officially joined the Foundation. 

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