José Cisneros - Director -

         Mackenah Simmons - Graduate Assistant -

Mackenah is a graduate student at NC State working towards a Masters of Education in Agricultural Education and Extension. As part of the team, she assists with the development and facilitation of training programs through CALS Global Academy. Mackenah has a background in Animal Science and plans on working as a high school agriculture teacher upon the completion of her program. Mackenah also loves to travel. She has been to Canada and visited the Galapagos Islands In Ecuador and she hopes to add more countries to her list in the future.

        Nat Mansfield - Graduate Assistant -

Nat is a graduate student in the Master of International Studies program at NC State. As part of the team, he assists with the development of the website and the facilitation of training programs. He previously worked as an English teacher abroad, and is interested in continuing work involving international training and development programs after graduation.

         Sydney Robling - Undergraduate Assistant -

Sydney is an undergraduate student majoring in International Studies and Horticulture at NC State. As an undergraduate assistant, her main role is to find and upload new articles to AgriFoodGateway and send these articles in a weekly email to agricultural professionals around the world. She enjoys learning about and working with the international guests that visit the office and hopes to continue learning more about international horticulture practices.

        Katie Dungan - Undergraduate Assistant -

Katie is an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University. She's studying Communications and is going for her Bachelors in Public Relations with a minor in Non-Profit Management. Her role in the office is as an undergraduate communications intern where she is responsible for the generation of promotional content for CALS International Programs and the management of its social media. She looks forward to working with CALS International Programs remotely from Boone while continuing her studies at App State. 

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