Nargiza is the Assistant Scholar in the Office for Global Research Engagement at the UF International Center. She works with faculty to facilitate international research engagement through grant writing and program development. Her background in project design, budgeting and implementation is focused on building a community of practice and networking. She is originally from Uzbekistan in Central Asia. Nargiza is fluent in Russian, Uzbek and Tajik. She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida, MBA from the New Mexico State University, and BSc from Ferghana State University (Uzbekistan). She serves as the Co-PI of the IDRC-funded project Advancing Women’s Participation in the Livestock Vaccine Value Chains in Nepal, Senegal and Uganda. She also co-leads the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) Crosscutting Theme for the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.