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Dr. Shannon Horrillo

Division Director

Dr. Shannon Horrillo is the Director of the Division of Nutrition in the Institute of Food safety and Nutrition. As the Division Director, she provides strategic leadership to a range of food, nutrition, and obesity prevention programs intended to help Americans eliminate these risk factors from their lifestyles. Dr. Horrillo is also responsible for leadership and oversight of the division’s competitive and capacity grant funding provided to non-profits, non-governmental agencies, and universities related to food and nutrition security. Previously, she served as the Director of the Division of Youth and 4-H. Prior to joining NIFA, Dr. Horrillo served over 13 years with the Cooperative Extension Service as the interim Director of Extension and Associate Dean for Engagement and Associate Director of Extension in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno and in several leadership roles at the University of California Cooperative Extension – including State 4-H Director. Dr. Horrillo received her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate from the University of California, Davis in the areas of child and human development.

805 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105
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(775) 225-4313

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