Jill Kuehnert is a communications and outreach advisor focused on agriculture in developing countries. Through Seed Stories, her international consulting practice, Jill helps build greater understanding and support for agriculture research and development within complex science, technology and policy environments. Jill has engaged actively in research partnerships in Asia and Africa throughout her career, contributing management, capacity-building and communications expertise to projects in banana, cassava, rice and other crops. Her prior experience includes a decade with Monsanto Company, including leadership of the company’s government, industry and public affairs team in Asia, and several years at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Jill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy & Social Policy from the American University in Washington, DC.