Elana Peach-Fine, active member of ChileUCD and member of the ChileUCD Board of Directors 2013, was honored in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, a USAID advisory board appointed by the president, selected Elana for its “Award for Scientific Excellence” for her work as a graduate student with the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (Horticulture CRSP) at UC Davis.
Elana completed master’s degrees in International Agricultural Development and Plant Pathology, has been an active member of the Chilean Student's Association at UCDavis and was member of its board of Directors 2013. Her work with the Horticulture CRSP included managing its Trellis Fund, which pairs U.S. graduate students with fruit and vegetable projects in developing countries. Currently, Elana works on agricultural projects in Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, and Ecuador.
In the photo, Elana is receiving the award from Raj Shah, chief administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Big congrats to Elana! She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some media coverage of the award:
Department of Plant Sciences at UCDavis
The Davis Enterprise
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