Joel Krogstad joined McKnight in July 2021 and serves as the program manager of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience. In this role he works closely with the neuroscience research community to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain and behavior can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. Specifically, he oversees the Endowment Fund’s $3.8 million budget, coordinates its two prestigious award programs, and organizes the popular annual conference. As part of administering the award programs and conference, Joel processes more than 150 applications annually, and helps to build connections among the neuroscience research community.
Before joining the Neuroscience program, Joel worked with McKnight’s Global Collaboration for Resilient Food Systems as a program and grants associate with the Grants & Program Operations department supporting all facets of the grantmaking process for the 10 countries served by the program.
Joel waxa uu u hibeeyey shaqadiisa si uu uga shaqeeyo isbeddelka bulsho ee dhaqamada oo dhan. McKnight ka hor, waxa uu ahaa agaasimaha Mashruuca Awood-siinta Tignoolajiyada Bulshada ee Shabakadda Xaafadaha Saint Paul muddo 15 sano ah, isaga oo shaqaaleysiiyay oo maamulayay in ka badan 500 oo xubnood oo AmeriCorps ah oo baraya xirfadaha farsamada aasaasiga ah iyo hal-abuurka ee qaxootiga, soogalootiga, iyo bulshooyinka dhalinyarada ee Magaalooyinka Mataanaha ah. . Markii hore, Joel wuxuu sidoo kale hogaaminayey mashaariicda cilmi-baarista iyo waxbarashada ee Ecuador iyo Thailand labadaba.
Joel waxa uu shahaadada mastarka ee shaqada, bulshada, iyo waxbarashada qoyska ka haystaa Jaamacadda Minnesota, iyo shahaado cilmiga siyaasadda iyo Isbaanishka ee Macalester College. Waxa uu la nool yahay xaaskiisa iyo laba caruur ah oo ku nool Saint Paul, waxaana uu dhawaanahan ka shaqaynayey fanka taxadarka leh ee u leexashada marka uu barafka barafka ku dhexjiro.
Motto for today: “Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart will search for an escape. A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are NEVER exactly right.” – Andy Andrews, The Traveler’s Gift.