Principal Change Designer

I joined Forum for the Future in 2018 and mostly manage multi-stakeholder projects which drive sustainability in both edible and non-edible agricultural commodities.

The first thing I did when I left school was to save up and go to the Amazon rainforest. The experience confirmed every wonderful thing I had suspected about nature and the importance of sustainability. This led me to focus my University studies on the economics and management of natural systems, such as forests and oceans, and on the way knowledge and power can be perceived and leveraged within them. Since then, I have explored several approaches to fostering sustainability. I coordinated community and research programmes at the Crees Foundation; a Peruvian non-profit which aims to protect the Amazon rainforest by establishing and communicating its true value and by supporting local entrepreneurs to use it sustainably. I launched Hot Buzz; a social enterprise to promote and sell edible insects as a low environmental impact protein source. I’ve since managed IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice; a programme of investigation and engagement to promote fair and sustainable economic policies for the UK. 

Its ambitious and systemic approach led me to Forum for the Future. I am excited to work on any projects that explore the interactions between humans and the beautiful natural world we live in. Outside of work I love walking, and any activity involving vegetables.

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