“My academic research really launched me into this sustainability of agricultural supply chain work,” said Tannis Thorlakson, PhD ’18, who recently started a new position as the US and Canada environmental lead for Driscoll's, the global market leader for fresh berries. Thorlakson’s research in Stanford Earth’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) involved assessing food retailer and manufacturers’ roles in improving the sustainability of their agricultural supply chains across the world.
Now, she will be using those skills to assess berry production sustainability, from managing groundwater to thinking long-term about a broader environmental strategy. “E-IPER's interdisciplinary approach will help me understand all aspects of my new job, from local policy making to behavior change among farmers, to the science behind environmentally-oriented farm management practices. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to put my learning to work.”
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