2016 institute staff
Anne Dare earned her PhD in the number one-ranked agricultural engineering program in the nation here at Purdue. Her research advanced the understanding of the linkages between arid land water management, food security, and rural sanitation solutions while working across Palestine, Tunisia, and Qatar. Anne was co-founder and postdoctoral researcher for Purdue Engineering's Innovation for International Development (I2D) Lab. Anne served as an invited expert to the Farmer-to-Farmer program with Universidad de Los Llanos in Colombia, and has been a Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences. Currently, Anne is a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the US Agency for International Development in Washington, DC. Most relevant to the 2017 Institute though, she was the Academic Director for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship at Purdue University.
Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business through Indiana University at IUPUI. She currently works as an Engagement Coordinator for Discovery Park at Purdue University. In her position she serves as the central point of contact for internal and external constituents regarding visits and events at Discovery Park. She also leads and coordinates a group of 24 graduate student Ambassadors from two Discovery Park centers. Last year she served as the Administrative Director for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship at Purdue University. In this role she assisted in coordinating a six week academic and leadership Institute specializing in business and entrepreneurship, a President Obama led initiative.