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Alyssa Bowers, MS

Posted by msanderson | November 11, 2021

white woman with red hair and red lipstick smilingAlyssa Bowers, MS
Research Fellow
University of Florida (currently at Washington State University)
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Alyssa Bowers began her WCMER fellowship while working for University of Florida IFAS Extension as the 4-H Youth Development Agent in Pinellas County. She is now an Assistant Professor of 4-H Youth Development with Washington State University and the King County Extension Director (which includes the City of Seattle). Alyssa has an MS in Agricultural Education and Communications and a BS in Animal Science, both from the University of Florida, as well as a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Tampa. 

She developed her expertise in urban Extension programs while being based in the most densely populated counties of both Florida and Washington. Her focus areas include curriculum development, volunteer management and innovative urban programming – all through an equity lens. Throughout her career she has connected new, urban audiences with Extension by understanding and meeting their needs. She has created successful urban programs such as an intergenerational community garden, a veterinary science curriculum, and youth deliberative dialogue events. When not working, Alyssa loves to spend time in nature, traveling and riding horses.

Alyssa is working in partnership with Ramona Madhosingh-Hector (UF)

Alyssa's Work

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We Want to Hear from You!

WCMER Deep Dive Fellows from the University of Florida are collecting data to inform the development of an Urban Extension Toolkit focusing on the skillsets and competencies of Extension professionals. Two surveys (one for Extension professionals and one for Extension administrators) will investigate the essential skills that Extension professionals need to effectively work across the urban-rural continuum. Click here for links to the surveys.

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Urban Extension Toolkit

With the development of an Urban Extension Toolkit, all Extension professionals in metropolitan areas and across LGUs would have access to a ready-to-use training and support system with an equity lens.