Patrick is an interdisciplinary scientist focused on the intersection between agriculture, ecology, and human decision-making. He assists the the Food Lab with project management, data analysis, and scientific support for the Cool Farm Tool and Organic Grains initiatives. Patrick’s background encompasses work in academic and for-profit settings where he has served in leadership roles and…

After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Hons) in 1999 at The University of Melbourne, Cassie was employed by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), Victoria as a research scientist in soil chemistry. Cassie specialised in soil chemistry and soil-plant interactions, completing a GRDC-funded PhD with Monash University on the interactions between carbon…

Christina has worked in both the overseas development and private sectors over the last 25 years, with extensive experience in Latin America and Asia.  She worked for Save the Children UK for many years on issues such as impact assessment, livelihoods, emergency response, and child rights programme management.  During her time with the SC South Asia team she started to…

Kaitlin is a Communications and Program Coordinator at the Food Lab.  Joining in 2018, Kaitlin has a diverse background including work in operations, sales and marketing at Marriott International.  Most recently Kaitlin consulted for Essilor, a multinational optics company.  Working with their inclusive business arm, 2.5 New Vision Generation, she enjoyed working with multiple stakeholders…

Program Director, Agriculture and Environment

Carol joined the Food Lab in 2018 to help design and manage value chain initiatives and sustainable sourcing projects that bring together companies, producers, NGOs, and community members. Carol has worked with multi-national corporations, leading universities and non-profits to drive positive social and environmental impact and especially enjoys identifying opportunities for pre-competitive collaboration. She brings…

Jill assists with a range of support tasks at the Food Lab including research, communications, operations and administration. She brings a background in sustainable food systems and project and organizational management. Prior to her work at the Food Lab, she directed a small non-profit educational farm where she did everything from create annual budgets to…

Project Coordinator

Kealy is a program manager for Sustainable Food Lab’s Agriculture and Development team, focused on value chain partnerships, climate smart agriculture and performance measurement. Kealy brings a background in monitoring and evaluation of international development programs and a passion for using findings to inspire learning and achieve outcomes.  Before coming to the Food Lab, she…

Program Director Agriculture & Developement

Emily provides project management, facilitation, research, analysis, and support for the Food Lab’s food loss & waste efforts.  As a previous full time staff member at the Food Lab she spent 13 years working in many integrated areas, including economic development, food security, sustainable agriculture, food systems, community development, marketing, and communications. Emily has spent…

Progam Director

Elizabeth directs the Food Lab’s efforts to develop landscape level collaboration for sustainable agriculture in large-scale grain and livestock systems. Having spent the early part of her life on a dairy farm in Vermont, and then later on a large organic vegetable operation, Elizabeth has a deep appreciation for the people and communities whose livelihoods…

Senior Program Director, Agricultural & Climate

Daniella directs the Sustainable Food Lab’s climate work and serves as Deputy General Manager for our flagship project, the Cool Farm Alliance bringing together growers with multinational food companies, NGOs, and academics to measure the potential for agricultural practices to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, with methodology now extending to water and biodiversity. Daniella has a background in…