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Lihlani Nelson

Associate Director and Research Fellow
Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
802-831-1063

Lihlani Nelson

Biography

Lihlani is the Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS), where she manages operations and a wide range of administrative functions. She also leads and contributes to a variety of projects, including overseeing the Healthy Food Policy Project which elevates local-level policies that increase access to healthy food. She has a background in planning and food systems, with a dual masters in Agroecology and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the CAFS team, she worked as a Program Associate with the National Farm to School Network on the Seed Change initiative building capacity for schools to increase local procurement, support on-site food production, and providing food, nutrition, and agriculture education.