SPECIAL ADVISOR FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE
Kerri Wright Platais joined the CSU System in 2018 to serve as Special Advisor to the Chancellor on International Agriculture for the Spur Campus at the National Western Center. The Center, opening in 2022-2023, will focus on research outcomes and programs wihtin the U.S. and internationally on the interface of food, water, and health (both human and animal) and serve as a place to gather, learn and encourage new agricultural innovations.
A thought leader in international agriculture development with more than 25 years of experience in the design, management, implementation, and scaling of innovative ideas, Kerri has a passion for formulating new ways to capture learning, share knowledge, and build effective partnerships and successful programs.
Kerri is experienced in designing global policy dialogues, moving emerging technologies to market, and creating platforms for sustainable development and impact. Her partners and clients include groups such as The World Bank, The U.S. Agency for International Development, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Crop Trust, The International Food Policy Research Institute and other Centers in the CGIAR.