Moore, Ag Econ Atlantis Program Graduate, Named Stanford Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Karli Moore earned a dual master's degree in agricultural economics and rural development through the Atlantis Program.
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Karli Moore earned a dual master's degree in agricultural economics and rural development through the Atlantis Program.

Karli Moore, a U of A master's degree graduate, was recently named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University.

Moore, who is from Red Springs, North Carolina, is a December 2019 double master's degree graduate of the Atlantis Program through the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

She is part of the 2021 cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars, which includes 81 total students. The scholarship provides full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford and is designed to develop leaders in government, business and nonprofits who can address society's issues with opportunities for leadership training, mentorship and experiential learning across multiple disciplines.

"The University of Arkansas was the perfect place for me to expand my agricultural economics knowledge," Moore said. "The Atlantis program provided a unique opportunity to study agriculture in an international context and my experiences in Nitra, Slovakia, and Berlin, Germany, are key to how I think about global food systems." 

The Atlantis Program offers a double degree in agricultural economics and rural development. It trains specialists in comparative analysis of United States and European Union policies through a two-year program. Graduates earn an M.S. in agricultural economics from the U of A and an international M.S. in rural development from the European consortium, which includes Ghent University (Belgium), Agrocampus Rennes (France), Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovakia) and the University of Pisa (Italy).

Moore is pursuing a Ph.D. in environment and resources in Stanford's School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences. A member of the Lumbee Tribe, she hopes to advance food sovereignty and economic development for indigenous communities through climate-smart agriculture centered on traditional ecological knowledge.

Moore was a biodiversity coordinator at BASF, an economic fellow at the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative, and is currently a program officer at the Native American Agriculture Fund. Her work has helped guide the investment of more than $40 million for Native food systems over the past two years. She is a Udall Scholar, Park Scholar and Mathews Medal recipient.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.


Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences


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