Priscilla is a proud recipient of the MasterCard Foundation Scholarship, UBC Go Global Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship – Advanced Scholars Programme. She discovered her passion for women empowerment, poverty alleviation and food security related issues while studying for her masters degree at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She had an opportunity to explore more into the field of food security when she had an internship with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy and also as a volunteer with the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada.
Priscilla is currently a PhD Student of McGill University, Canada and is exploring ways of integrating the concept of food self-reliance into training models for effective entrepreneurial development among adolescent girls and women in Ghana. With her expertise, she is the Research Lead with Agrointroductions Ghana where she handles project components related to food security and women empowerment. She designs sustainable strategies that improve standards of living especially for women and the youth as well as the enhancement of food security and building healthy food systems.
Priscilla aims to combine the knowledge, skills and experience gained from her PhD programme to build a career in pursuit of transforming the lives of women and youth found in rural communities globally, in addition to transforming their food systems. She believes that there is so much potential in women and the youth to change our food systems (and the world as a whole) and she is determined to unlock that potential.