Rex Ukaejiofo, MPS ‘20 earned an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Ukaejiofo, who earned his Master of Professional Studies in Global Development at Cornell, is among 284 scientists and engineers who will spend a year serving professionally in federal agencies and congressional offices as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow.
As a graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Ukaejiofo studied in the Southeast Asia programs and the Center for Conservation Social Sciences with Shorna Allred, professor in the departments of Natural Resources and the Environment and Global Development. His graduate work focused on the different adaptation strategies employed in agricultural production systems in diverse communities in Malaysian Borneo. The study was premised on understanding how communities prone to severe shocks remain resilient in the face of increasing climatic vulnerabilities.