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Maya Searle ’22 Selected for Distinguished Fellowship to Work for Global Crop Diversity Trust in Germany

Maya Searle, a senior health equity major from Knoxville, TN, has been awarded The Steve and Riea Lainoff Crop Trust Fellowship in Honor of Cary Fowler ’71. The fellowship is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Riea Lainoff, parents of Rhodes graduates Brian Lainoff ’11 and Mark Lainoff ’15.

Searle will join the External Affairs Team of the Global Crop Diversity Trust in Bonn, Germany, in August 2022. The 12-month fellowship provides the opportunity for a recent graduate to develop an understanding of the Crop Trust’s work and the issues associated with agricultural biodiversity conservation. Previous fellows have assisted in planning conferences and events, developing communications materials, and even accompanying deposits to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

As a fellow, Searle will be responsible for activities such as drafting and editing blogs, assisting with developing guidelines for social media cards, assisting with the organization of meetings, preparing research on potential donors, and reading and summarizing climate-related reports.

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