The Challenge 2050 Project at the University of Florida

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William Donaghy

William is a sophomore in Plant Science with a specialization in sustainable crop production. Growing up as an 8th generation Floridian, William’s childhood was surrounded by the agriculture of Northeast Florida. In high school, William operated a community garden that supplied fresh produce to local elderly citizens. William has also worked at Amazing Grace Crop Maze for 5 years as a marketing and customer experience manager. He is now involved on UF campus as an undergraduate research assistant in environmental horticulture, a CALS ambassador, and is involved in several student organizations.

Looking towards the future, William is interested in the interactions between the global food system and the development of community infrastructure, domestically and internationally. He hopes to better understand the basic qualities of humanity that promote humans capacity to institute collective change that connect cultural context to scientific dialogue.