The World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF) announced today that Rebecca Picard has joined the WFPF team as the new Sr. Program Manager, Internships and Youth Impact.
In this position, Ms. Picard will work alongside the Senior Director of Global Youth Programs & Partnerships to direct and deliver the World Food Prize Foundation’s signature USDA Wallace-Carver Fellowship and the prestigious Borlaug-Ruan International Internship. These programs are open to Foundation Youth Program alumni and provide students with the opportunity for unparalleled professional growth.
“The Wallace-Carver Fellowship and Borlaug-Ruan Internships are turning-point opportunities for young professionals, and the World Food Prize Foundation is privileged to offer these experiences,” said President of the World Food Prize Foundation Barbara Stinson. “Rebecca’s extensive experience in delivering these types of programs on an international scale will elevate and extend the impact for our future students.”
More than 370 high school and college students have gained international research experience as Borlaug-Ruan International Interns over the last 24 years of the program. In 11 years of the Wallace-Carver Fellowship, 258 college students have worked on essential USDA research projects.
Previously, Ms. Picard was the Director of Operations at the Institute of Current World Affairs in Washington, D.C. There she managed general operations, finances, and administration of the Institute, as well as all aspects of its international writing fellowship program.
“I am so excited to join the dedicated and passionate team at the World Food Prize Foundation. I am grateful to work with truly inspiring youth and the partner organizations providing them with exceptional opportunities to contribute towards systemic change,” said Picard.
Ms. Picard graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both German and International Studies in 2010. She then went on to obtain her Master of Arts in International Policy and Development from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA in 2017.