Sarah Evanega




Sarah Evanega is an adjunct international professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics and Senior Associate Director of the Office of International Programs in The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University. She also serves as the Director of the Cornell Alliance for Science—a global communications initiative that promotes evidence-based decision-making in agriculture. She teaches courses on agricultural biotechnology at the graduate and undergraduate level. Sarah was instrumental in launching the CALS initiative, AWARE (Advancing Women in Agriculture through Research and Education) which promotes women in agriculture.

Sarah received her PhD in the field of Plant Biology from Cornell University. She came to Cornell after completing a BA in Biology at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Sarah grew up in a small agricultural village in northwest Illinois.

As a scientist interested in promoting evidence-based decision making, her super power of choice would be wonder woman’s lasso of truth.

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Mar 1st 2017

Learn the basics of genetic engineering and biotechnology and examine why the GMO is politically contentious. Participants will gain an understanding of how science works, its limits, and how the interaction of these factors leads to decision making.

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