Keegan Kautzky, Senior Director of Global Youth Programs & Partnerships
Keegan leads the World Food Prize Foundation’s global youth programs and partnerships, developing strategic relationships and opportunities to engage, inspire, and empower the next generation of young leaders in the global effort to end hunger and poverty.
Raised on a small diversified farm in Iowa, Keegan's passion for resilient, regenerative, equitable, and healthy food systems was shaped by his family's struggle to survive the U.S. Farm Crisis; witnessing the effects of food insecurity among his classmates and neighbors in his rural farming community; and experiencing the inequity and injustice smallholder farmers, indigenous communities, women, youth, people of color, and poor families face every day in food systems around the globe.
Keegan has worked in Malawi, India, South Africa, Iowa, and Washington DC throughout his career and he holds a B.A. in Political Science from Iowa State University, as well as an M.A. in International Development Studies and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.