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Christina Owen

Title Associate Program Officer
Organization The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christina Owen is an Associate Program Officer in the Agricultural Development group at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she has worked since 2010.  She works on the development and management of Research & Development grants, with a focus on discovery science and innovation. Christina has a PhD from the University of Washington in evolutionary genetics of plants. She also has a strong interest in science communication and outreach.

Posts By Christina Owen

Innovation For Farmers

When people in countries like the United States think about agriculture, they often envision large fields, full of tall wheat or corn plants, waving in the wind. This image of bountiful harvest is even part of the US national anthem...every schoolchild in America sings of “amber waves of grain”. Yet when we look at agriculture globally, this vision is far from universal.

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