Who in the world is on the CFAES Alumni Society Board?

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The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society Board represents the voice of all alumni of the college. The board serves as a resource for all relations between college alumni and The Ohio State University Alumni Association and has representatives from every academic department, every region of Ohio, from out of state, and from the last three graduating classes. The group meets quarterly in addition to holding events throughout the year.

Get to know a few of our board members each month.

Rishona Headen-Brown, Out of State Representative 

17 BSFDSCI Food Science and Technology

Senior Continuous Improvement Manager, Walmart-Supply Chain Central Operations

Rishona Headen-BrownQ: Tell us a bit about what you like to do when you are not at work.

A: When I’m not at work I love to travel and include time for thrillseeking adventures. I’m a self-proclaimed beach bum, so any location with a beach and water sports works for me. Being a food scientist and foodie, I love to re-create dishes I try while dining out at home.

Q: What is your favorite memory of CFAES

A: My favorite memory from CFAES is AgOlympics. This was one time of year that everyone could just let their hair down and be in the moment enjoying the fun and festivities.

Q: Tell us anything else that you would like to share with your fellow alums.

A: Volunteer service is something I have taken seriously throughout life and during my time at CFAES. I want to take my passion for food and providing nutrient-dense food to my community to a higher level. I’m working towards developing a program to educate those suffering in food deserts how to eat better, while utilizing the resources available from food banks, food pantries, church food basket, and others.

Nathaniel Kramer, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) Representative

18 MSTAPLEC Applied Economics 

Analyst, Econometrics and Forecast, Ohio Department of Medicaid 

Nathaniel KramerQ: Tell us a bit about what you like to do when you are not at work

A: I love to be outdoors, mostly hiking and backpacking. One of my life goals is to visit every national park.

Q: What is your favorite thing about being on the Alumni Society Board? 

A: My favorite thing about being on the CFAES board is getting to attend the annual awards ceremony and hear about the incredible things our alumni are doing!

Q: What is your favorite memory from CFAES? 

A: I was only in CFAES for a year, so I’ll go with my favorite memory from undergrad: storming the field after OSU’s miraculous double-overtime victory over TTUN in 2016, my senior year.