Senior Program Officer
Contact Renee: Renee(at)gkinitiative(dot)org
Renee leads the agriculture innovation portfolio at GKI. In this role, Renee wears several hats, from helping universities develop a collective strategy to tackle global food insecurity to managing a network of cross-sectoral actors dedicated to reducing post-harvest food loss in low-income countries. Renee is keen to forge new partnerships in the agriculture sector to bring to bear the full force of Collaborative Innovation across the global food system.
Renee has been on a quest for nine years to understand the interdependency of agricultural, economic, social, and environmental systems. Her quest has taken her to Uganda as a Peace Corps Volunteer; on the ground (or in a boat) with farmers and fishermen in Chile, Mexico, and Montana; and onto the interwebs as a writer and quantitative researcher.
Renee holds undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. In her free time, Renee can be found searching for the best trails, outdoor lap pools, and ice cream cones in the DMV area.