Name: Ariel Garsow
Hometown: Beloit, Wisconsin
Academic path: Graduated in 2017 from the College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences with a food science major
Student support: Alpha Zeta Travel Award, Robert Henton Scholarship, Augustus L. Searle Scholarship, Triticus Scholarship, Food Science and Nutrition Scholarship, Schwan’s Scholarship
Life-changing experience: Garsow was one of three U of M students selected by Land O’Lakes Inc. for its Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders for Food Security Fellowship. The experience included an internship at Land O’Lakes; travel to South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, and Zambia; participation in the World Food Prize Foundation Conference; and projects focused on reducing food waste and food insecurity.
What she learned: “This program transformed my view of hunger and deepened my knowledge of how I can help. Once you see people who are hungry, you can’t just walk away.”
Other campus experiences: She gained additional knowledge and experience by working with the U’s Food Science and Nutrition Club and the International Food Technologists Developing Solutions for Developing Countries competition to develop a product to decrease calcium deficiency among pregnant women in Morocco.
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- Construction management major Sarah Schulz has worked on U of M projects like the new Bell Museum.