Rachael comes to Rwanda after working in Latin America in a number of positions including collaborative research coordinator and later project leader for a USAID Feed the Future Agriculture and Nutrition project with traditional maize systems in Guatemala. Originally from the Midwest of the United States of America, she has an education foundation in agroecology and sustainable agriculture. Rachael came to East Africa in 2005 as an intern at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya and has since aimed to come back to the region. As the project manager of the Feed the Future Rwanda Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato for Nutrition and Income Activity, Rachael is enthusiastic to bring energy and passion to connect scientific results to create impact with farmers. She hopes to use her skill-set as a certified project manager in international development to find more efficient and effective ways to work with the CIP team and partners to generate impact at scale.