Nargiza Ludgate is an Assistant Scholar in the Office for Global Research Engagement at the UF International Center. She works with faculty to facilitate international research engagement through grant writing, program development, and partnership development. This year, she is coordinating the Global Fellows Program that assists junior or mid-career faculty at UF to develop an international research portfolio or project. Nargiza is originally from Uzbekistan in Central Asia. She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida, MBA from the New Mexico State University, and BSc from Ferghana State University (Uzbekistan). She serves as the Co-PI of the IDRC-funded project Advancing Women’s Participation in the Livestock Vaccine Value Chains in Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. Nargiza also co-leads the Local Capacity Development (LCD) Crosscutting Theme for the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.