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USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship

The prestigious Wallace-Carver Fellowship offers exceptional college students the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned scientists and policymakers through paid internships at leading USDA research centers and offices across the United States.

The fellows also participate in a high-level week-long Wallace-Carver Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington DC, hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Fulfilling the shared vision of U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and World Food Prize founder Dr. Norman Borlaug of inspiring the next generation of American scientific and humanitarian leaders, the United States Department of Agriculture and the World Food Prize Foundation partnered to create the Wallace-Carver Fellowship.

Named for Henry A. Wallace and George Washington Carver, two of the great American leaders in agricultural science and policy who made significant strides toward ending hunger in the 20th Century, the Wallace-Carver Fellowship seeks to educate, inspire and train the next generation of agricultural leaders, who will lead us in the 21st century.


In the Summer of 2016, thirty-seven fellows are stationed at USDA research centers and field offices across the country to analyze agricultural and economic policy; assist in the management of food, nutrition and rural development programs; and take part in groundbreaking field and laboratory-based research.

“The Wallace-Carver Fellowship exposes the best young minds in agriculture to the wide variety of opportunities available to them through civil service.  Their experiences as Fellows will prepare these exceptional young leaders to carry out the vital research and innovation we will need to address the challenge of feeding a growing global population.”

                  - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack

For questions or further information please contact The World Food Prize Directors of National Education Programs, Keegan Kautzky: kkautzky@worldfoodprize.org , 515-341-7162 and Libby Crimmings: lcrimmings@worldfoodprize.org, 515-245-3706. 
 

CARLEY ALLEN
Arkansas Tech University

Placement: ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit - Geneva, NY

 

BRANDON BEALL
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS,Tick and Biting Fly Research Center- Kerrville, TX

 

 

 

SRUTHI BODDAPATI
Eastern Carolina University

Placement: ARS, Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory - Boston, MA

 

ANN BRAVERMAN
Creighton University

Placement: ARS, National Animal Disease Center - Ames, IA


 

THERESA BREHM
Iowa State University  

Placement: ARS, Functional Foods Research Unit- Peoria, IL

 

MARIAH COX
Ohio State University

Placement: ARS, Poultry Microbiological Safety and Processing Research Unit- Athens, GA

 

ANGER DOK
University of Iowa

Placement: ARS, Poultry Microbiological Safety and Processing Research Unit- Athens, GA

 

LAUREN FILLEBROWN
Penn State University

Placement: Office of the Secretary - Washington, D.C.

 

KIRSTEN FORSTER
University of Idaho 

Placement: ARS, Aquatic Animal Health Research- Auburn, AL

 

JUSTINE FRERICHS
Davidson College 

Placement: ARS,Trace Minerals and Nutrition Unit - Ithaca, NY

 

LANDER GEADELMANN
University of Iowa

Placement: ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment - Ames, IA

 

GRANT GUSTAFSON
George Washington University

Placement: Foreign Agricultural Service, Office of Capacity Building and Development - Washington, DC

 

JASMINE HANSON
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Placement: ARS, Animal Metabolism-Agricultural Chemicals Research- Fargo, ND


 

SAM HARRIS
University of Arkansas

Placement: Risk Management Agency - Washington, D.C.

 

EVA HENNINGSEN
University of Minnesota

Placement: ARS, National Agricultural Library - Beltsville, MD

 

TAYLOR HINTCH
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research Unit - Ames, IA

 

RAEGAN HOEFLER
Iowa State University 

Placement: ARS Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit - Ames, IA

 

SIERRA MARI JAMIR
Cornell University 

Placement: ARS, US Horticultural Research Laboratory - Fort Pierce, FL

 

ROHAN KANDEL
Cornell University 

Placement: Food Safety and Inspection Service - Washington, D.C. 

 

KIERA LEDDY
South Dakota State University 

Placement: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration- Kansas City, MO

 

LEAH LUCAS
Grinnell College

Placement: Economic Research Service, Market and Trade Economics Division- Washington, D.C.

 

GRETCHEN MOHR
St. Louis University 

Placement: Office of the Chief Economist - Washington, DC

 

GABRIEILLE MORRIS
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Placement: ARS,Forage and Range Research Lab- Logan, UT

 

SHANTAL PAI
University of Minnesota

Placement: ARS, Crop Genetics Research Unit - Jackson, TN


 

BRADLEY PICKHINKE
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment - Ames, IA

 

HOLLY PODLISKA
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Placement: ARS, Tropical Plant Genetic Resources and Disease Research- Hilo, HI

 

ABIGAIL SANDERS
Arkansas Tech University

Placement: ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center- Davis, CA

 

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Purdue University 

Placement: ARS, National Soil Erosion Research Lab - West Lafayette, IN

 

MORGAN SMITH
Iowa State University 

Placement: ARS, National Animal Disease Center - Ames, IA


 

MADELINE TOPF
Carleton College

Placement: ARS, Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory - Beltsville, MD

 

LAURA TUCKER
Iowa State University 

Placement: ARS, Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research Unit - Ithaca, NY

 

ARUN VELAMURI
Gustavus Adolphus College 

Placement: ARS,Invasive Insect Biocontrol and Behavior Laboratory- Beltsville, MD

THOMAS WILGENBUSCH
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS, Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research - Kimberly, ID

MATHEW WILHELM
Texas A&M University

Placement: ARS, Soil and Water Management Research Unit - St. Paul, MN

GILLIAN WILKINS
Augustana University

Placement: ARS, Cereal Crops Research - Fargo, ND

CINTHIA WILKINSON
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS, National Animal Disease Center- Ames, IA

   

MIKEL WRIGHT
Iowa State University

Placement: ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment- Ames, IA

   

 

 

 

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