Workshop Participants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Kate Jones

Kate Jones is Professor of Ecology and Biodiversity, and Director of the UCL East People and Nature Lab at UCL’s new cross-disciplinary campus in London’s…
University College London

Shibani Ghosh

Shibani Ghosh is a public health nutritionist with over 20 years of experience working in the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her research…
Feed the Future Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab

Nika Larian

Dr. Nika Larian is a nutritional scientist with 10 years of experience working in nutrition, including 3 years in the USAID Center for Nutrition focusing…
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ann Vaughn

Ann Vaughan is the senior advisor for climate change in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).…
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Jean Buzby

Dr. Jean Buzby is the USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Chief Economist. Prior to this…
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Colorado River District (CRD)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
University of Göttingen, Germany
China Agricultural University

Nancy Freitas

Nancy Freitas has nearly a decade of experience working in climate change research, adaptation, and education. She currently co-leads the stakeholder engagement process for California’s…
University of California, Berkeley

Benjamin Olneck-Brown

Working at the boundaries of research, policy, and practice. Skilled in supporting funders, researchers, policymakers, and others to develop models for and orient resources toward…
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Hannah Kendrick

Hannah Kendrick is a Research Officer within the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently…
London School of Economics and Political Science

Lauren Supplee

Lauren Supplee is the deputy assistant secretary for planning, research and evaluation at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Prior to the role of…
United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Katrina Plamondon

Dr. Katrina Plamondon is an RN and Assistant Professor and Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar at the School of Nursing at the University of…
University of British Columbia

Norma Ming

"Norma Ming is Manager of Research and Evaluation in San Francisco Unified School District’s Research, Planning, and Assessment Division, where she oversees the district’s research…
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)

Rhona Mijumbi

A Health Policy Analyst and Knowledge Intermediary working at the nexus of science and policy for over a decade. Also a senior lecturer of public…
The Center for Rapid Evidence (ACRES) Synthesis

Allison Metz

Allison Metz, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist with expertise in child development and family systems and a commitment to improving child and family outcomes and…
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Taylor Scott

Dr. Taylor Scott is situated at the intersection of research and policy by both leading research translation strategies and evaluating their impact. She is a…
Penn State University
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)

Anita Kothari

Professor Anita Kothari is a leading scholar in the area of knowledge translation at Western University. Her work focuses on developing a greater understanding of…
Western University Canada

Linda Li

Dr. Linda Li is Professor and Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, and Senior Scientist at Arthritis…
University of British Columbia

Richard Holliman

I am Professor of Engaged Research at the Open University, UK. Through my academic work I examine tensions between theories and practices of knowledge exchange…
The Open University, UK

Steven Masvaure

Steven Masvaure is a Senior Evaluation Technical Specialist at the University of the Witwatersrand. He holds a PhD in Development Studies. Steven possesses more than…
Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results, Anglophone Africa

Daniel Lopera

Industrial Designer from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Master in Design Futures from Griffith University (Australia) and Master in Education from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia),…
University of Ibagué

Lisa Maillard

I am a third-year PhD candidate studying how to facilitate and accelerate the creation and use of actionable climate knowledge. I am currently conducting research…
University of Michigan
Northwestern University

Ingrid Gomes Abdala

I graduated in Psychology from the State University of Ceará (UECE) and earned a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Culture from the University of…
Veredas Institute

Mary Feeney

Mary K. Feeney is the Program Director for the Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact program at the National Science Foundation. Feeney is professor…
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Kimberly DuMont

Kim DuMont is a Senior Vice President of Program with the William T. Grant Foundation. She is interested in how research in collaboration with other…
William T. Grant Foundation
University of Colorado, Boulder

Sonajharia Ekka Minz

Dr. Sonajharia Minz is a professor of Computer Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. For three years (June 2020 - June 2023), she served as…
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Kristin Carman

Kristin L. Carman, MA, PhD, is the Director of Public and Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this position, she is…
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (pcori)

Harsha Dayal

Ms. Dayal is the director of research and knowledge management at the Department of Planning Monitoring and Evaluation within the Presidency of South Africa, since…
Government of South Africa

Kristin Corbett

Kristin Corbett is a Senior Strategic Knowledge Translation Officer with the Policy & Evaluation Division at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Based in Ottawa,…
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (pcori)

Maeghan Brass

Maeghan is a Collaborative Research Manager at the University of Michigan Water Center, where she serves as a program manager engaging multi-disciplinary, multi-sector teams to…
NERRS Science Collaborative, University of Michigan

Sofia Bahena

Sofía Bahena, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).…
University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Asyirah Abdul Rahim

Asyirah was trained in planning and environmental technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and at present is an Associate Professor at Geography Section, School of…
University Sains Malaysia (USM)
Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Princeton University
Cornell University

Mario Herrero

Mario Herrero is a professor of sustainable food systems and global change in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. He is also the…
Cornell University

Stephanie Roe

Dr. Stephanie Roe is the Global Climate Lead Scientist at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Previously, Dr. Roe was at Climate Focus where she led research…
World Wildlife Fund
Orca Sciences

Abdulrasheed Isah

I am a PhD candidate at ETH Zurich and a CEGA Fellow at UC Berkeley. Previously, I was a ZEF Junior Researcher at the University…
ETH Zurich
Yale University

Nimo Muthike

"Nimo is an Engagement Director at Busara Center overseeing the rural livelihoods portfolio with a focus on projects addressing food system resilience and climate risk…
Busara Center for Behavioral Economics

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Dr Chandrashekhar Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach across diverse landscapes in Asia, Africa, and the Americas-…
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF)