Samuel S. Bird
Iowa State University
Sam is a sophomore studying global resource systems and economics and plans to pursue a career in sustainable international development. Last summer he worked on a school garden project while studying rural development in Uganda. He will be in Rome this summer researching Mediterranean agricultural biodiversity at Bioversity International. On campus Sam has been president of the International Agriculture Club and has organized fundraisers for Ugandan schoolchildren and childcare for the families of local Latino farmers. Sam enjoys running after class and stamping his "National Parks Passport" on hiking trips.