Research Project Manager
Lacey Bodnar joined the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute in August 2017. She develops and manages international projects related to irrigation technology and agricultural entrepreneurship, with the goal of identifying and promoting opportunities for inclusive and sustainable provision of irrigation water services to smallholder farmers. These projects include a rigorous analytical business dimension within the technical capacity-building currently available to irrigation service providers.
Previously, Lacey worked as a Water Supply & Infrastructure project manager at the Texas Water development Board and as a Hydrology & Hydraulics engineer in Houston, Texas. Lacey is a native Nebraskan, and an alumna of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Water Science program and the Texas A&M Civil Engineering Department.