Meet our current cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

The 2023-24 Humphrey Fellows at Cornell are mid-career professionals hailing from 11 different countries on 3 continents. Each Fellow brings a unique specialization across the areas of: 

  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Natural resources, environmental policy & climate change
  • Public policy analysis and public administration
headshot of Uchenna Amaechina

Specialization: Agri-food value chain development interventions

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Specialization: Natural/Soil Resource Management; Environmental Policy and Climate Change in Ethiopia; Gender in Agricultural Development and Innovation

Headshot of Hyomi Eom

Specialization: Environmental Policy

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Specialization: Food Science; Application of sustainable agricultural practices to mitigate climate change effects in the Upper Suriname River Area

Javier Hurtado Yow headshot

Specialization: Sustainable Development and Environmental Human Rights in the Panama Canal interoceanic region

Bossombra Kouamé Epse Koffi headshot

Specialization: Climate Change Economics

Ojok Okello headshot

Specialization: Rural Development in Africa, Rural Futurism

Ruhsan Ozdemir Cifci headshot

Specialization: Food Safety, Food Security, Food Loss and Waste in Supply Chains, Life Cycle Analysis

Maia Tsignadze headshot

Specialization: Ranger Promotion, International Relations, Ecosystem Restoration, Eco-Education and Research

Duku Emmanuel Henry Wani headshot

Specialization: Food Security and Livelihoods

Aijun “David” Yang headshot

Specialization: Farmer Cooperative Development; Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, Project management, Facilitation, and Stakeholder Management