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Meet the 2024 Food Leaders Fellows

Food & Society at the Aspen Institute Announces 2024 Food Leaders Fellows

The Food Leaders Fellowship at the Aspen Institute grew today with its third cohort of 19 new fellows. Among them is the first Food Equity Policy Lead for the Chicago mayoral office; an ocean activist who helped start a sustainable craft seafood cannery, and the founder of an organization that is bridging the gap between Black farmers and the marketplace. These are just a few of the civic, business, and nonprofit leaders who are all dedicated to changing the food system to eradicate food and nutritional insecurity, support food entrepreneurs and farmers, and push forward sustainable solutions.

Food Leaders Fellowship

Food & Society’s Food Leaders Fellowship unites the country’s most promising early-stage food system leaders to ignite personal transformation, cross-sector collaboration, and scalable change. Drawing on the Aspen Institute’s history of successful leadership and policy fellowships, the Food Leaders Fellowship is becoming the foremost community of emerging leaders working to create a fair, sustainable, and healthy food system.

Launched with an inaugural cohort in 2022, the Food Leaders Fellowship motivates fellows to support and challenge each other to think bigger, increase their individual and group capacity for change, and find new collaborators to work with toward lasting impact.

The fellowship experience

Meet the Inaugural FLF Cohort

Meet the Second FLF Cohort

Our Fellows

  • Environmental Sustainability Manager, Food & Supply Chain, Disney Experiences

  • Vice President of Impact, Sustainable Agriculture and Food System Funders

  • Brian Bartle Headshot

    Senior Manager, Partner Enablement at Indigo Ag

  • Chief Executive Officer, Scout

  • HEadshot of Greg Bohrer

    Director, Corporate Affairs, Walmart Inc.

  • HEadshot of Marie Bragg

    Assistant Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

FLF News

Become a fellow

Applications for the Food Leaders Fellowship’s third cohort are now closed. If you are interested in becoming a Food Leaders Fellow, please join our newsletter to learn when applications will open for the next cohort. Seminar dates for the third cohort are: August 11-16, 2024; April 30-May 3, 2025; and January 28-31, 2026.

Our team

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