Staff

Dr. Margaret Zeigler
Dr. Margaret Zeigler

Interim President

Margaret M. Zeigler, Ph.D., is currently Interim President of the SoAR Foundation and a member of the Foundation's Board of Directors. She is a thought leader in the international food security arena with...

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Dr. Timothy (Tod) Desmond
Dr. Timothy (Tod) Desmond

Director of Administration

Tod Desmond is the Director of Administration at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. He also teaches philosophy and religion as an Adjunct Professor at The College of Southern...

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Dr. Jane Silverthorne
Dr. Jane Silverthorne

Senior Scientific Advisor

Dr. Silverthorne serves as Senior Scientific Advisory for the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation. Dr. Silverthorne received her B.Sc. degree in Biology (1st Class Hons.) from the...

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Mr. Marcus Glassman
Mr. Marcus Glassman

Program Director, International Policy and Programs

Marcus Glassman is a Program Director at the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation leading the organization’s work in global agriculture policy, international development, and climate...

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Ms. Elly Haden
Ms. Elly Haden

Social Media and Communications Intern

Elly Haden is the Social Media Associate at the Supporters of Agriculture Research (SoAR) Foundation. She is completing her Dietetic Internship at Virginia Tech with plans to graduate in spring 2022 with...

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