Shelly Sundberg

Shelly Sundberg

Interim Director, Adaptive and Equitable Food Systems

Shelly Sundberg leads the Agricultural Development team’s efforts to support women working in agriculture, improve access to nutritious and affordable foods, and develop and implement climate adaption approaches.

She joined the foundation in 2008 as part of the Nutrition team.

Earlier, Shelly lived in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, where she researched the socioeconomic determinants of individual food consumption and nutritional status as well as household coping strategies in times of food shortage. She has published journal articles on agricultural growth, food security, and undernutrition in Africa.

Shelly has a bachelor’s degree in African studies from Georgetown University and completed a master’s degree and doctoral studies at the Food Research Institute at Stanford University.

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