Olivia Kwong is a Program Specialist who has been working with the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Management Team to coordinate NIFA’s flagship competitive grants program in the food and agricultural sciences. Her responsibilities include working with the Critical Agricultural Research and Extension and Sustainable Agricultural Systems programs, as well as answering general questions about AFRI from stakeholders and coordinating the commodity board topics provision to co-fund topics in AFRI Requests for Applications. Prior to joining NIFA, Kwong managed the Plant Conservation Alliance, a public-private partnership, while working out of the Bureau of Land Management’s national office.
Olivia received her B.A. in biology and theatre from Cornell University and her M.S. in biology from George Washington University.