Professional Stories

Jessica Fanzo

Profession: Nutritionist

Her Story: When it comes to finding really cool ways to get good nutrition onto the plates of the hungry, Jessica Fanzo, who goes by Jess, has some ideas. She has been involved with some huge international initiatives that are making communities better.

She is a senior scientist for nutrition at Bioversity International and is based in Italy. What's bioversity? Well, it's helping people have more diversity of nutritious foods in their diet by integrating foods that are traditional to their communities and regions.

Jess and her team at Bioversity International are working hard to understand and promote the use of the most nutrition local fruit and vegetable varieties to fight hunger and improve local access to nutritious foods.