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Katelyn Hickey

United States Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) Intern, USAID/RFS Youth in Agri-food Systems USAID/Bureau of Resilience and Food Security

Katelyn Hickey is a Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) fellow with a concentration in International Development. Katelyn is passionate about food and agriculture policy, and the inequalities in our global food system. Prior to arriving in Ithaca to join CIPA, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Northwestern Province, Zambia where she worked with members of the community to strengthen entrepreneurial and business skills for men and women farmers in the area. During her time in Zambia, Katelyn also received multiple grants that enabled her to direct leadership camps for adolescent boys and young men in Northwestern Province. Katelyn obtained her bachelor's degree in Marketing at Texas Woman's University where she also developed and led a service-learning project aimed to assist low income and single parent households on campus gain greater access to balanced and nutritious food.

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