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Emma Casavecchia

Emma Casavecchia

Program Manager
Global Youth Programs and Partnerships

Emma Casavecchia joined the World Food Prize Foundation in July 2021 as Program Manager, Global Youth Programs and Partnerships. Previously she served in a seasonal capacity assisting the Foundation’s Global Youth Programs’ team. 

In this role, Emma manages the day-to-day functions of over 25 WFPF Youth Institutes, guides the WFPF Board of Reviewers youth mentorship program and assists the Director of Global Youth Programs and Partnerships in coordinating the Foundation’s education programs around the world.  

Emma began her time at the World Food Prize Foundation as a George Washington Carver Intern in 2017. As the Youth Programming and Education Intern, Emma assisted the Director of National Education Programs in expanding the Foundation’s youth and global institutes. 

While completing her undergraduate education, Emma spent a semester in Kamuli, Uganda as an intern for the Iowa State University - Uganda Program. Her team worked alongside families in the Kamuli District to construct and maintain their household gardens.

During Emma’s undergraduate education at Iowa State University, she studied abroad in China, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uganda. Each of these opportunities focused closely on agriculture, trade, horticulture and history, expanding her knowledge and understanding of global food security.

Emma graduated with distinction from Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2019 with a B.S. Degree in Global Resource Systems and a minor in Horticulture.    

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