Summer intern Program
The Borlaug-Thomson Intern program is a scholarship program hosted in conjunction with Iowa State University. The selected candidate works with the NBHF for 8 weeks during the summer in a variety of capacities.
2016 intern - Rebecca Nellis
Rebecca is currently a junior at Iowa State University. She is working on a double major in Food Science and Agriculture and Society. She was a delegate at the Global Youth Institute on World Hunger where she became interested in global food issues.
Nellis grew up near Fort Dodge Iowa. She has been involved with 4-H where she participated in many activities including the State 4-H Council and the National 4-H Congress.
She is interested in food security issues. "Part of Dr. Borlaug's legacy is education. Without programs he created such as the World Food Prize and the Global Youth Institute on World Hunger, many people, including me, would not realize how vast and complicated food insecurity problems are. I know Dr. Norman Borlaug's legacy and the respect he earned, inspired many to become part of the solution."
Overview of Becca's Summer Activities
Took a key role in promoting the August Ag. Institute seminar.