Kaitlin Sampson Murphy

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Kaitlin Sampson Murphy


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Meet Kaitlin Sampson Murphy

Program Manager, Agriculture & Development

Kaitlin is a Program Manager of Agriculture & Development at the Food Lab. Joining in 2018, Kaitlin works with both small-scale farming systems and large-scale agricultural supply chains. Across both “teams” Kaitlin works with a diverse group of companies, NGOs/Non-profits, government agencies, cooperatives and farmers.

Kaitlin manages projects in small-scale farming focused on Living Income including helping to develop specific company programs, co-facilitating the Living Income Community of Practice and supporting the ICO’s Coffee Public-Private Technical Workstream on Living-Prosperous Income. In addition, she has developed communications materials for the private sector and governments interested in learning more about living income.

On the large-scale agriculture team, she supports to organizations interested in regenerative agriculture, soil health and equity. Kaitlin organizes and facilities the Soil Health Leadership Lab, a growing network of US based organizations and individuals committed to working with farmers to adopt regenerative agriculture.

At the Food Lab, Kaitlin loves building communities and facilitating learning across organizations. She enjoys creating communication materials and helps facilitate learning journeys, the Food Lab’s unique facilitation of a field visit.

Previously, Kaitlin worked for Marriott International, providing operational and marketing support, as well as Essilor International, where she worked on the social entrepreneurship team. Kaitlin holds an M.B.A. from the University of Vermont’s Sustainable Innovation program as well as a B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University. In Kaitlin’s free time she enjoys camping trips, gardening, kayaking, ceramics, and baking!

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