Rose Koenig is the interim director for the Global office for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS Global) and a lecturer at the University of Florida. She has previously served as a co-director of the university’s Center for Organic Agriculture and also operated a 17-acre organic farm with one of the state’s first Community Supported Agriculture programs. Previously, she worked with the Rodale Institute in Africa. Koenig holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in international agricultural development from UC Davis, and a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Florida. She conducted her doctoral research on the fungus that causes Panama's Disease in Honduras.