Kirchner Food Fellows

Laura Zaim

Laura is currently pursuing her MBA at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus in finance. Laura is an environmentalist and entrepreneur working to transition the global food system to one that is more sustainable from an environmental, human health and animal welfare perspective.

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Brennan Costello

Brennan is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln pursuing a Masters in Business Administration. Brennan earned a Bachelors in Agribusiness with minors in entrepreneurship and leadership from Nebraska in 2016.

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Ephrem Tesfaye Woldegiorgis

Ephrem is studying at American University’s School of International Service (SIS) under the MA in International Development Program with emphasis in agriculture, rural development and rural economic institutions in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Edgar Fernando Suarez Zamora

Kirchner Food Fellowship – Mexico
Fernando is currently a Master in Technology innovation candidate at Universidad Iberoamericana in Leon where he is developing a technology innovation management system to help tech-based companies successfully commercialize their technologies.

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Eduardo Samuel Garay

Kirchner Food Fellowship – Mexico
Eduardo is currently pursuing his MSc in Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. He earned a BSc from Zamorano University – Honduras in Agricultural Production.

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Mario Alfonso Bonal Rodríguez

Kirchner Food Fellowship – Mexico
Mario is a Business Innovation Master candidate at Universidad de Celaya in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico and since January 2018 is the Tech Transfer Office Coordinator at Agrobioteg Innovation Park in Irapuato, Guanajuato.

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Iris Jahel Elizarraraz Martinez

Kirchner Food Fellowship – Mexico
Iris is a Plant Biotechnology PhD candidate at CINVESTAV Irapuato (Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute) in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico where she also studied the master’s program.

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