Ricardo Salvador

Ricardo Salvador is the senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). He works with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable practices. Preceding UCS, Dr. Salvador served as a program officer for Food, Health, and Wellbeing with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this capacity, he was responsible for conceptualizing and managing the Foundation’s food systems programs that addressed the connections between food and health, environment, economic development, sovereignty, and social justice. Dr. Salvador earned his undergraduate degree in agricultural science from New Mexico State University and holds an M. S. and Ph. D. in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University (ISU). He was an associate professor of agronomy at ISU where he taught the first course in sustainable agriculture at a Land Grant University.

 

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University News
July 15, 2014
Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.
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