Molly Leavens

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Molly Leavens


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Meet Molly Leavens

Program Manager, Agriculture & Development

As a Program Manager, Molly partners with multinational food companies, NGOs, and governmental agencies to improve smallholder farmer income, livelihoods, and climate resiliency. Her experience has spanned Latin America, Africa, and Asia in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, corporate sustainability strategy, and regenerative agriculture.

During her time at Sustainable Food Lab, Molly has supported companies on both high-level sustainability strategy and implementation of farmer-focused programs. Specifically, she has helped develop theories of change, monitoring and evaluation plans, living income strategies, public ESG goals, and regenerative agriculture programs. Molly has also managed grants and projects with the Living Income Community of Practice.

Molly holds a BA from Harvard University with a self-designed major in Food and the Environment and minors in studio art and Spanish. She also holds an MA in Management and Global Affairs, with a focus on business sustainability, from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. Molly enjoys home fermenting, repurposing food waste, and all forms of outdoor recreation.

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