Scientific Program Officer
Ms. Wilkinson joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research in April 2017. As a scientific program associate, her role is to provide support to FFAR’s program areas with a key focus on the protein challenge and food waste and loss challenge areas. Prior to joining the team at FFAR, Ms. Wilkinson most recently served as an environmental affairs intern for the United Nations Environment Programme in Washington, D.C. She was motivated to join FFAR by the opportunity to deliver programmatic support to leading scientists and experts in providing sustainable solutions to global food security. As a recent graduate, Ms. Wilkinson is eager to learn and hopes that her passion for sustainable development will contribute to FFAR’s mission to build strong partnerships in the scientific community to address today’s food and agriculture challenges. In addition to sustainable agriculture practices and food security, Ms. Wilkinson has a special interest in farm animal welfare and focused her graduate studies on antibiotic use in livestock production.
Ms. Wilkinson received her B.A. in Biology from George Mason University in 2012 and was awarded her M.S. in Integrated Science and Technology with a concentration in Environmental Management & Sustainability from James Madison University and the University of Malta in 2016.