Chief Scientific Officer for the Almond Board of California Dr. Josette Lewis will be one of the featured speakers at the 2023 Salinas Biological Summit on June 20-21, 2023.
Dr. Lewis brings more than 25 years of experience working in agricultural research and policy in government, academic, nonprofit and tech-based sectors. Before joining the Almond Board, she led the Environmental Defense Fund’s work on sustainable agriculture. She also led the launch of the World Food Center at UC Davis and worked in international business development with Arcadia Biosciences. Prior to that, she spent 16 years with the U.S. Agency for International Development, working with senior levels of the U.S. government to develop a $1 billion per year global food security initiative.
She is a current member of the board of directors for the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation and has served on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s advisory committee on Agricultural Biotechnology in the 21st Century, the Foundation for Agricultural Research’s Food Systems Innovation Advisory Committee and the James Beard Foundation Impact Program Advisory Committee.
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