Hello! Welcome to my about.me page! I'm on a quest to make a positive impact in our vast universe. I've dedicated my career to sparking bold innovation that tackles some of our world's most pressing challenges, starting with feeding 9+ billion people by 2050. I am the Founder & CEO of Thought for Food (www.tffchallenge.com), a next generation innovation platform that empowers university students around the world to develop breakthrough ventures for food security. We are currently working with over 4000 brilliant young people in more than 70 countries on 6 continents. In addition to running Thought For Food, I serve as Head of Next Generation Innovation and Engagement at Syngenta in Switzerland (a role I created!). In 2013, I was named into the Ashoka Changemakers inaugural "League of Intrapreneurs" for my work creating positive change in a large multinational. I hold an MPA in Science & Technology Policy from Columbia University in NYC, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from American University in Washington, DC. I have lived in several countries and speak French as a second language. In addition to being passionate about food, farming and engaging with next generation leaders, I am obsessed with open innovation, synthetic biology, contemporary architecture and (dancing to) electronic music.