Fall 2017

Different worlds

Audrey Sebastian helped build an addition to a school in Arusha, Tanzania.
Courtesy of Audrey Sebastian

“In Tanzania, we saw a lot of small subsistence farms. The farmers there are extremely dependent on factors outside their control, such as weather. In the United States, we have access to reliable irrigation systems. In Tanzania, many people cannot afford to irrigate their crops, and so their yield depends entirely on rain. I realize the privilege we have in the United States. Even when we feel we are living uncomfortably, we still have immensely more than many people around the world, and that’s something we should be grateful for.”

—Audrey Sebastian, ’19, who traveled to Africa as part of the Land O’ Lakes Global Food Challenge Emerging Leaders program