Persephone Ma and Benjamin Davies named CFANS Hunger Fighters

May 17, 2021

Congratulations to Persephone Ma (LAAS PhD candidate) and Benjamin Davies (LAAS PhD '18) on being named CFANS Hunger Fighters!

More information about the Hunger Fighters from CFANS

Persephone Ma

Persephone Ma is a PhD candidate studying soil chemistry and soil fertility in the Soil, Water, and Climate department at the University of Minnesota. She is currently conducting research on ways to safely recycle phosphorus from sewage sludge ash as a means of sustaining food production for a growing world. Persephone served as the graduate student representative on the President's search committee for the Vice President of Diversity. Persephone was also the department representative to the college's 3-Minute Thesis competition, where she went on to place first at the college and win grand prize at the University competition. 


Benjamin Davies

Benjamin Davies is a food security analyst and crop and soil scientist passionate about strengthening farming systems across the world. He is currently a food security analyst for Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) at Chemonics International where he conducts integrated food security analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa and delivers reports on ongoing and anticipated food security crises to USAID and other humanitarian relief agencies.