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ASTA Welcomes Samuel Crowell to the Staff

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ASTA is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Samuel Crowell as the association’s new senior director, International Programs and Policy. In this role, Crowell is responsible for managing and implementing the association’s international programs and trade policy.

Crowel received his B.S. in Biology from West Virginia University and his PhD from Cornell University in Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and International Agriculture and Resource Development. In addition, he was awarded an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, serving in the USDA Office of the Chief Scientist, and a Mirzayan Fellowship at the National Academies of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources. Prior to his time at the U.S. Department of State, he held leadership positions at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and USDA.

Sam started with the ASTA team on October 17 and can be reached at