Global Food Initiative
GFI Fellow - Class of 2015
Graduate Student, Public Policy
Leveraging Research for Policy Change
I am interviewing and profiling faculty and researchers at UC Berkeley who have had an impact on food and agriculture policy. Through this work, I am helping to identify best practices and common challenges for academics working to inspire decision makers to action, and to guide or assess policy implementation. Case studies range from soil ecology and school lunches to pesticides and pollinators.
Make UC Berkeley faculty more aware of one another’s food- and agriculture-related research and policy work. Share best practices in bridging research to policy. Make faculty and researchers aware of the Global Food Initiative.
I am extending the fellowship into the summer to coordinate the collection of similar stories from other UC campuses and synthesize their style and best practices.
Nina Ichikawa, Ann Thrupp and Wendi Gosliner