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Leland Fellow

Isis Blanco Vera

10th Class, 2019-2021

Isis Vera is a Program Analyst for the Africa Bureau's Office of Sustainable Development in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She holds a Master's Degree in Agricultural and Environmental Education from the University of Georgia with a certificate in International Agriculture. She served as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's Institute Nutrition Graduate Fellow, doing a rotation with the United States House Committee on Agriculture. Isis completed her fellowship as a Research Fellow with USAID's Global Development Lab. She has also worked as a Research Assistant with the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Department at the University of Georgia. Isis has strong interests in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning; data analysis and visualization; and their nexus with agriculture and hunger. Originally hailing from Mexico, Isis is passionate about music, traveling, and food.

Host Organization: Foundation for Ecological Security & International Food Policy Research Institute

First Year Placement
Anand, Gujarat, India

Second Year Placement
Washington, D.C.