Corey Rodda

Corey Rodda, UC Davis

Students and scholars

Based In
Davis, California (USA)

As a graduate assistant, Corey Rodda is adapting her zest for storytelling, writing and research into communications material for the Horticulture Innovation Lab.

She is currently pursuing a master's degree in community development from UC Davis.

For the past four years, Corey has worked in communications and fundraising for nonprofit organizations in Sacramento. As a student in Florida, she became an active ally with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a grassroots farm workers rights organization. This experience opened her eyes to inequities and injustices that play out on farm fields throughout the world. At the Horticulture Innovation Lab, she is eager to be a part of its mission to empower small-scale farmers with emerging technologies so that they can earn more from each harvest.  

She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and gender studies from New College of Florida.

Favorite fruit:
Farmers market strawberries. 

What inspires me:
Community, activism, resilience and well-penned memoirs. 

Most influential quote: 
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou