Nyasha Osifeso’s early fascination with communication informed her passion for environmental advocacy and her interest in public policy.

She is the communications and grants coordinator at the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), a position she had held since May 2019. In this capacity, she works with the Communications and Legislative Affairs Department as well as the Grants Department to strengthen communications regarding FFAR’s grants and funding process. She also assists in educating the public and legislative constituencies about FFAR’s work and process by developing strategic communications for media and events.

Prior to joining FFAR, Osifeso worked as the director of legislative affairs & diversity, and communications coordinator during her collegiate career at Old Dominion University. As director of legislative affairs & diversity, she advocated for state legislation relevant to students, implemented diversity training initiatives amongst student organizations and founded a legal clinic at the University. As a communications coordinator, she managed the University’s social media pages and created strategic communication plans for the University Vice President. She also worked as a summer intern for the Federal Trade Commission, where she obtained legal secretarial experience.

Osifeso earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Old Dominion University. In her spare time, she likes to learn different languages and she currently speaks four languages fluently.

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