Megan McDonald was born and raised in South Texas where she participated in 4-H and FFA, showing various animals and participating in FFA judging competitions.
Megan joined NASDA in October 2006 to assist with the Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) program, which includes organizing NASDA's American Food Fair pavilion at the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago, and the USA Pavilion at the Americas Food & Beverage show in Miami. Megan is currently the Director of International Trade Programs at NASDA, where she oversees NASDA’s cooperative agreement with the Foreign Agricultural Service of USDA. She previously worked as the Director of Meetings and Events & Executive Assistant to the CEO for NASDA.
Megan graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism in August 2005. While attending Texas A&M, Megan interned at NASDA; an opportunity made available through the Agriculture & Natural Resources Internship Program, which is only offered to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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