Lisa Busack – Vice President of Development
Lisa grew up on a small corn and soybean crop farm outside of Echo, Minnesota. Her love for agriculture started at the early age of 5 when the family farm introduced a small hobby chicken operation. Originally Lisa continued her education at Ridgewater College for Veterinary Technology in Willmar, Minnesota, however, after graduation she decided to pursue a career in Agricultural Education. Currently, she is a senior attending the University of Minnesota to pursue her teaching license. Lisa has had the opportunity to observe agriculture in Brazil, New Zealand, and Australia. She hopes to begin her own global agriculture program once an Ag educator.
Ti’Era Worsely – Board of Governors
Ti’Era is from Spring Hope, North Carolina and currently attends North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She is pursuing a Masters of Natural Resources with a concentration in International Resources and currently serves as President of her schools local chapter of IAAS. Ti’Era has been active with IAAS for the last 3 years and has attended the important international meeting of IAAS, the World Congress. Beginning next summer she will start her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer through the Masters International program.
Rebecca Barone- Vice President of Exchange Program
Rebecca is from Waialua, Hawaii and attends University of Hawaii. She is interested in sustainable agriculture systems and biotechnology. In alignment with her interests, Rebecca has studied hydroponic systems for food production on ships on long term ocean expeditions. Rebecca is excited to pursue a career in agriculture and has developed a number of connections with the IAAS committees in South East Asia countries.
Ann Bernert – National Director
Ann is from West Linn, Oregon and is a student at Oregon State University Honors College majoring in BioResource Research and International Studies. She is the president of the Oregon State University IAAS Chapter and hopes to pursue a doctorate in either Plant Pathology or Entomology. Having a strong interest in international affairs, Ann has studied abroad in Thailand, Italy, Chile and Costa Rica. She also has strong research interests and is completing her undergraduate thesis concerning agriculturally significant insects and microbial interactions.