- Sydney Garrett, a current Mark Pearson FFA Leadership
Scholar at DMACC, was one of 16 college students selected to
participate in the World Food Prize Foundation's prestigious George
Washington Carver Internship Program this summer.
interns from from Arizona State University, Drake University, Grand
View University, Iowa State University, Loyola University - Chicago,
Scripps College, the University of Iowa and the University of
Northwestern - St. Paul are participating alongside Garrett.
interns are working on a wide range of projects for the Foundation,
including archives, lectures management, event planning, social media,
public relations, graphic design, grassroots efforts and youth
"I currently serve as the Hall of Laureates
Social Media Intern, where my duties include drafting engaging content
across various social media platforms, increasing social media presence
and researching articles for relevant information," Garrett said.
its founding in 2001, the GWC Internship has impacted hundreds of
students and given them the opportunity to learn about not only the
operation and impact of an international non-profit organization, but
also about the importance of food security.
Garrett said her
duties are not directly related to the Norman Borlaug Symposium, but she
said the Hall of Laureates is a place to recognize Laureates and Dr.
Norman Borlaug, the Cresco, Iowa, native who is credited with saving
more than a billion people worldwide from starvation.
“I focus on
not only advertising the venue, but also sharing history of the World
Food Prize Foundation, highlighting awards and publicizing tours for the
public," Garrett said.
The Summer 2020 GWC interns are:
Janna Cook, Arizona State University
Kyle Ebel, Iowa State University
Sydney Garrett, Des Moines Area Community College
Molly Hart, Grand View University
Rebeka Klassen, University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Katie Lajoie, Drake University
Ryan Lefort, Drake University
Grace Long, Drake University
Megan Mullenbach, Loyola University
Stella Murphy, University of Iowa
Kegan Peters, Scripps College
Paul Richards, University of Iowa
Trish Richards, Drake University
Ashley Rolf, Iowa State University
Nicole Saltou, Iowa State University
Jonah Schaeffer, University of Iowa