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 Program and Communications Coordinator at the Food Lab. Joining in 2018, Kaitlin works with both smallholder farming systems and large scale agriculture. She spends a majority of her time co-facilitating the Soil Health Leadership Lab and supporting projects focused on Living Income. She also assists the team in communications and event support,…

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…

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…

Learning Journey and Meeting production

LeAnne helps diverse groups of people act together to address the complex social issues they are frustrated with and passionate to change. She is co-founder and a partner in Spaces for Change, a firm that specializes in creating the conditions for people to connect in meaningful ways, enabling them to take effective action together around…