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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

USDA Education Grant Leads to International Possibilities

Montana State University (MSU) junior Ashley Williams wasn’t sure about her career passion in 2004, only that she wanted to use her geography degree to work internationally and to make a difference. All that came into focus after a chance encounter with entomology professor Florence Dunkel, a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant and a trip to Sanambele, Mali. Williams discovered her future in that small farming village of 1,000 people—she found herself as an agricultural researcher.