Drops & Crops showcases work produced by Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute interns. The intern program promotes collaboration between students from across colleges and disciplines for domestic and global projects in support of the Institute's mission, to address the challenges of improving the use and management of water in agriculture.
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Vivian Nguyen is a graduate student studying political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where she also received her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. Her focus is public policy concerning climate and water security. She is also interested in media, political psychology and environmental justice. At DWFI, Vivian is working on the water security and […]
Blanche Butera is from Kigali, Rwanda, and is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in integrated sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her program focuses on water science, conservation agriculture and leadership entrepreneurship. In the future, Blanche plans to work in the areas of water resources policy development, sustainability and environmental responsibility. Blanche hopes to […]
Originally from Gretna, Nebraska, Ellen Emanuel is a master’s student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her graduate research includes studying the techno-economics of lignocellulosic ethanol production. She is interested in alternative energy, sustainability and resource management. Ellen only recently discovered her interest in water used for agriculture, and […]
Caleb Milliken, originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, is pursuing an undergraduate degree in economics and a minor in Spanish through the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. His interests include sustainable development in regards to natural resources and the environment. Caleb is working on a project examining water security, innovation and entrepreneurship […]
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Haley Collins is an undergraduate graphic design major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She will assist with several design-related projects at WFI over the course of the fall 2016 semester, including building infographics from scholarly research to help make the information more accessible to the public. She is excited to […]
Alexander Stejskal, originally from Cedar Creek, Neb., is an undergraduate student working on a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Alexander is preparing a database of surface water and groundwater policies and regulations throughout the High Plains Region, including Nebraska, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado and presenting this […]
Mitch Maguire, originally from David City, Nebraska, joined the Water for Food Global Institute in May 2016 as a graduate research assistant. He also works for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Along with WFI Director of Research Christopher Neale, Maguire is conducting research on informing variable rate irrigation using remote sensing […]
James Garza is a research intern for a project examining water risk in Jordan and its strategic implications. James Garza is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a major in Global Studies and minors in Arabic, history, and national security studies. His focus is on international relations, foreign policy, and Middle Eastern studies. […]
William Ruffalo is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics with a minor in agronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is currently gathering information for DWFI on agricultural and water entrepreneurship in the Midwest and beyond. Ruffalo, from Omaha, Nebraska, enjoys traveling and feels that global exposure is important to develop well rounded views […]
Jasmine Mausbach, originally from Omaha, Neb., is an undergraduate student working on bachelor’s degrees in environmental restoration and Spanish at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jasmine is researching and assessing various student engagement programs to evaluate how they might be applied to programs at DWFI. She is also working on a project to promote the Institute’s […]
Harrison Rood is an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is pursuing a major in advertising and public relations within the College of Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as a minor in music technology from the Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. He enjoys working in graphic and web design, and […]