Mary focuses on the Forum’s sustainable nutrition work aimed at transforming the agricultural system to deliver regenerative ecosystems, provide nutritious food, and support thriving farm communities. She leads Forum’s efforts to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture in the US by working with diverse stakeholders collectively activating their expertise, resources, and influence to catalyze system-level change. As part of the global Protein Challenge, Mary worked with a collaborative group of retailers, brands, suppliers, and NGOs to increase consumer demand for plant-based protein and create a sustainable protein system.
Prior to joining Forum, Mary researched the decline of biodiversity at the Museum of Natural History and the University of Michigan, with a focus on the impacts of agricultural systems on the Great Lakes. Mary transitioned from academic research to work as at a mission-based business dedicated to bringing biodiversity back into the food system.
Mary will be part of the panel discussion on "Regenerative Agriculture: impact and outcomes" on Day 1.