Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project and a sustainable food systems activist. Ellen is also co-Founder of FEED Projects, LLC, a charitable company that creates good products that help better the world and the FEED Foundation, FEED's non-profit partner. Ellen has worked as a Public Information Officer and Spokesperson for the UN World Food Program (WFP), at ABCNews and at the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Columbia University and is pursuing a Masters in Food Studies at NYU.
Chief Creative Officer of the 30 Project. Michael founded One Pot, a creative agency that specializes in shifting culture through thoughtful food-based events. His expansive, multidisciplinary dinners have taken place on five continents, been exhibited in several museums and featured in the NY Times, WSJ, Food and Wine, W, Art Forum, GQ, Gourmet and several international publications.
Carrie is also a lawyer who works at an investment bank. She is passionate about healthy eating and food generally and is excited to be working on ChangeDinner with the 30Project. She holds a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School.
Danielle Nierenberg is an expert on agriculture and food security. Most recently, she was the co-founder of the Nourishing the Planet project (www.nourishingtheplanet.org) at the Worldwatch Institute where she spent the last twelve years. From 2009-2012 she traveled to more than 35 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America evaluating environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty.
Her knowledge of global food and agriculture issues is widely cited or published in more than 5,000 publications, broadcast media, and journals around the world including the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, NPR, CBC-Canada, ABC-Australia, Financial Times, the Mail and Guardian (South Africa), the East African (Kenya), TIME magazine, Reuters, Le Monde, China Daily, Voice of America, Correio Braziliense, and the Times of India.
Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and also currently serves as the food security advisor for Citizen Effect (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects worldwide). She holds an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University.