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Josette Lewis
Associate Director, World Food Center

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Josette Lewis joined UC Davis in August 2013 to help launch the World Food Center. Prior to joining UC Davis, she worked in business development with Arcadia Biosciences, an agricultural biotechnology company. Lewis spent sixteen years at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in a variety of areas of agricultural research and development, including serving as the Senior Biotechnology Advisor and Director of the Office of Agriculture. As head of the Office of Agriculture, she worked with senior levels of the Administration to develop and launch a new global initiative on food security. She currently serves on the Agricultural Biotechnology in the 21st Century Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Agriculture and on the Board of Trustees of the  International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation.

Lewis holds a bachelor degree in genetics from the University of California, Davis
and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UCLA.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.