The World Food Prize Foundation

2020 Borlaug Dialogue Speakers

Priscilla Trịnh

Undergraduate, University of Minnesota, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources

Priscilla Trịnh (she/hers) is a third-year undergraduate at the University of Minnesota studying Sustainable Systems Management, particularly Food Systems. Her Borlaug-Ruan International Internship brought her to the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines in 2019 to work with indigenous farmers, and she continues to do hydroponics research at school. Priscilla cares deeply about food sovereignty and does community organizing through Uprooted & Rising, the Food Recovery Network, and The Overstory Alliance in Minneapolis. Her work has been featured in the Minnesota Women’s Press, Girls Right the World, and Jeff Bridges’ documentary promotion, Living in the Future’s Past. She is currently co-coordinator of the Minnesota Youth Institute and recent recipient of The Future We Need award from MANRRS. She is excited to be a returning GYI group leader and looks forward to connecting with everyone! Find Priscilla on Instagram or LinkedIn, or reach out at

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