Stephanie manages Food Lab impact and learning partnerships focused on living income and sustainable livelihoods of farmers in global value chains. She is a co-founder of the Living Income Community of Practice, serves on the Alliance for Living Income in Cocoa, and co-facilitates the ICO technical workstream on living-prosperous income. She has been the Food Lab industry liaison for initiatives such as the USAID Climate Smart Agriculture Learning Community, Business Action to Reduce Post Harvest Loss and the Gates Foundation funded New Business Models for Sustainable Trade.
Her expertise is in responsible sourcing, with a focus on the impacts of sourcing in cocoa and coffee growing communities, as well as multistakeholder facilitation. Before joining the Food Lab, Stephanie founded and led Sustainable Supply, LLC providing strategic advice to multinational private and public sector clients on ethical sourcing and value chain development. Prior to this, she managed procurement at OCP Chocolate, pioneering the first imports of organic cocoa into the US. She is motivated by the vision of equitable food systems that harness the power of markets and trade to shift our food system towards better outcomes, particularly for those most vulnerable.
She holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies/Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont, an M.A. in International Development from Clark University, and a graduate certificate in Organizational Management from Boston College. She was a National Security Education graduate fellow and was a Leadership fellow of the Academy of Systemic Change. She serves as President of the International Board of Directors of Rikolto; represents the LICOP on Nestle Strategic Advisory Committee and the IDH Living Income Roadmap Business Action Committee; is a member of the Sucafina IMPACT committee and the McDonalds SIP Advisory Panel, and is on the planning committee for the Sustainable Coffee Challenge People & Markets Network.
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