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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

LaKisha Odom, Ph.D

LaKisha Odom, Ph.D
Scientific Program Director
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research


Dr. LaKisha Odom joined FFAR in September 2016 as a Scientific Program Director to pursue her commitment to promoting the use of innovative science and interdisciplinary thinking to tackle today’s complex challenges in food and agriculture. At FFAR, she manages the Healthy Soils, Thriving Farms, and Overcoming Water Scarcity Challenge areas, as well as several special initiatives. She is also extremely committed to cultivating increased diversity in a new generation of food and agriculture scientists.

Dr. Odom received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Tuskegee University, her M.A. in Environmental Resource Policy from The George Washington University and her Ph.D. in Integrative Biosciences from Tuskegee University.