Deputy Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida
Saskia Hendrickx is the Deputy Director of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems at the University of Florida. Saskia is a veterinary epidemiologist and recently completed a Masters In Business Administration. She has over 15 years of experience in public health, livestock research and project management in low and middle-income countries. She worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in different countries dealing with the direct negative impact of livestock diseases on human health such as Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) and other emerging pathogens. From 2009-2016 she worked for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Kenya and later in Mozambique where she managed research projects aimed at improving surveillance of zoonotic diseases and at improving livestock production to increase household income in sub-Saharan Africa and India.