MEET THE HUNGERU CREW
Photo: Katie, Lauren, Karoline and Tracee (left to right)
Helping others has always been Lauren's top priority. After years of volunteering at her church's food bank and then writing a speech on world hunger for a state FFA career development event, Lauren realized that she could take her passion for helping others to developing countries that are food insecure. Through serving as a New Jersey State FFA Officer and her attendance at the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute, Lauren discovered that she could help others through agricultural legislation and education. She is now majoring in International Agriculture, with a goal of working internationally in the agricultural industry helping those who are less fortunate.
Katie’s interest in agriculture began in 6th grade when she entered her first agriculture class in Stephens City, Va. After her time in FFA and agriculture classes in high school, the opportunity arose to serve Virginia FFA as the 2011-2012 state reporter. She has worked in a flower shop for the past four years and a local farmer’s market. She has spent the last year studying in Iowa and has enjoyed exploring the rich tradition of agriculture that this state has to offer. Katie is working on obtaining a degree in agriculture education and hopes that one day she can teach students about the importance of agriculture and the many opportunities they have through it. This is her second tour with HungerU.
Karoline has agriculture running through her blood. She was active in 4-H throughout High School and followed her dream at Montana State University, as an Animal Science major. At MSU she has been active on the Livestock Judging Team, Wool Judging team and several clubs. She served on the National Ag Ambassador team through the National FFA. She graduates in May and is starting her own cattle company, KRose Cattle Company.
Tracee, who is on her second tour with HungerU, is a central New York native who fell in love with agriculture through her school’s FFA program where they specialize in making pure maple syrup. Tracee served as the New York State FFA Vice President from 2010-2011 and took her passion for agriculture to SUNY Cobleskill where she earned her bachelors in agricultural business. Tracee was very active at college, playing on the women's basketball team and being involved Post-Secondary Agriculture Students. She plans on attending graduate school next fall for agricultural education/communication.
>> The HungerU crew brings you updates from the road via their blog: Thoughts from the HungerU Road