Dana is a visionary and determined systems thinker with 13+ years of food recovery, management, and entrepreneurship experience including launching her own award-winning food recovery group at Sarah Lawrence College and spending three years at Ashoka. Acknowledging that the current food system is leaving both food and people falling through the cracks, Dana launched Food Shift in 2012.
Dana leads Food Shift’s strategy, fundraising, and partnerships with a deep passion for people, the planet, collaboration, and social justice. Knowing the interdependence of so many social and environmental issues, Dana is determined to design, test, and support innovative efforts that lead to a more just, sustainable, and equitable use of earth’s resources. Dana has not only established Food Shift as a key leader within the movement to reduce wasted food but has also played a key role in catalyzing the movement locally and nationally.
In 2015 Dana was selected as one of 50 brilliant young trailblazers shaping our future and rethinking the world as part of the Mic 50. Learn more about Dana’s background including awards and endorsements here.