This lecture commemorates the contributions University of Minnesota alumnus Dr. Norman Borlaug made to fighting world hunger. Each fall, a speaker is invited to give a 45-minute lecture on a topic related to world hunger. This event is organized by graduate students of the University of Minnesota’s Applied Plant Sciences, Plant Pathology Programs and the Gopher Crops and Soils Club, and in collaboration with the World Food Prize with funding provided by Plant Pathology and Coca-Cola. The symposium aims to help students, faculty, staffs, alumni, and community members learn about the work being done worldwide to keep Dr. Borlaug’s legacy alive.
Guest Lecture: Chief Executive Officer Second Harvest Heartland
Allison O’Toole joined Second Harvest Heartland in February of 2019 from the United States of Care, where she served as Senior Director of State Affairs focusing on the mission that every American has affordable health care. Allison received her BA in Political Science and Art History from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. She received her JD from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, MN. She serves on the board of directors at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and is an active volunteer for her neighborhood association and high school alumni council.
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