Taryn Devereux is the Technical Program Manager with NASA's Harvest Africa Program, where she contributes to different research projects, activities and partnerships, and develops new ways to engage end users like farmers as well as the public on Harvest science and technology. Previously she was on the Faculty for the UMD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) for six years where she worked between UMD Extension and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) on global extension, research and teaching. Taryn received her Masters in Sustainable Development Practice from the University of Florida where she focused on gender, tropical agriculture and climate change. She's developed gender-based research and extension projects with partners including USAID, CGIAR, Ministries of Agriculture, and farmers around the world. 


Taryn's approach towards international collaboration centers on partnering with fellow institutions of higher education to create demand-driven initiatives that center women and youth in agriculture. She is passionate about making science and research more accessible and finding innovative ways to get that information into the hands and hearts of the public.

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