Taryn Devereux is a Faculty Specialist with UMD Extension, specializing in international programming, research and teaching. She joined UMD in 2015 to manage the USAID-funded Afghanistan Agricultural Extension Project (AAEP-II) after having worked in South America and East Africa on research and extension projects related to gender, agriculture, and climate change. She's since managed the UMD Women in Agriculture Program in Ethiopia, conducted Provost-funded research on market value chains in Tanzania, and developed the first AGNR Global Classroom as part of the campus-wide Global Classroom Initiative. AREC 360 is a project-based, experiential learning course that connects UMD undergraduates to students at the Liberia International Christian College (LICC) to co-learn and co-work on extension activities for Liberian Farmers. She also teaches HONR288N for AREC. Taryn received her Masters in Sustainable Development Practice (MDP) at the University of Florida, where she focused on tropical agriculture and gender.