WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — Ivy Torres joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on Aug. 22 as the global programs coordinator in the organization's Washington, D.C., U.S., headquarters.

In this role, Torres will provide administrative support to the global programs team as well as the council’s overseas offices, handling details, logistics and follow-up needs associated with USGC programs and consultants.

“Ivy brings her own international experience into her new job at the council in addition to Portuguese and Spanish language skills,” said Cary Sifferath, USGC senior director of global programs. “She will be a great fit to the global programs team, and we will work hard to bring her up-to-speed with the Council’s busy schedule in the coming weeks and months.”

Prior to joining the USGC, Torres worked as an office assistant at the Center for Career Development at Gettysburg College, where she received a dual bachelor’s degree in globalization studies and Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies combined with Spanish. She also completed study abroad programs in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.