Gena Perry, Executive Director, joined the American Soybean Association/WISHH Program in March 2019. She came to wish after nearly four years with AgriCorps, a non-profit focused on agricultural education in developing countries. Gena served as an AgriCorps Fellow in Koforidua, Ghana where she worked in the 4-H Ghana office helping build capacity for staff and trained 4-H advisors and agriculture science teachers on experiential learning pedagogy. Once stateside she led the operations of AgriCorps and managed programs in Ghana and Liberia. Prior to joining AgriCorps Gena worked for OsbornBarr in St. Louis where her clients included the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Originally from Macon, Georgia, Gena was first introduced to agriculture through her involvement in the National FFA Organization and went on to get a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia. Gena enjoys traveling, hiking with her dog and attending live music shows.
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