Rose Robitaille, M.A. Food Studies
Bioversity International, Italy
While undertaking my studies at the American University of Rome I simultaneously completed an internship for the organization Bioversity International at their headquarters, located in Maccarese, near Rome. Within the broad discipline of food studies, the relationship between diversity and food security has emerged as one of my topics of concentration. Therefore, I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to work with an organization that specializes in biodiversity research. Bioversity International is a global research for development organization working to provide scientific evidence, management practices, and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural and tree biodiversity for global food and nutrition security.