Our Team

Joint Steering Committee

Thomas Smith, Ph.D., UCLA (Chair)

Bernard Vanlauwe, Ph.D., IITA
Director, R4D Central Africa and Natural Resource Management
Nairobi Station

Kathryn Atchison, DDS, MPH, UCLA
Professor, School of Dentistry
Vice Provost, New Collaborative Initiatives

Kenton Dashiell, Ph.D., IITA
DDG Partnerships and Capacity Development

Allison Baird-James, UCLA
Associate Vice Chancellor / Controller, UCLA