Co-founder of FEED Foundation; Founder and Executive Director, 30 Project; member, Advisory Board of the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, USA
Founder and Executive Director of the 30 Project, a new way to connect global hunger and obesity and crowd-source long-term food system change. The 30 Project is hosting and inspiring dinners around the U.S. and world to promote a new dialogue and new solutions to a better food system.
Ellen Gustafson is also the Co-founder of FEED Projects, LLC, a charitable company that creates good products that help FEED the world, and Co-founder and former Executive Director of FEED’s non-profit partner, the FEED Foundation. Under Ellen Gustafson’s leadership FEED provided over 65 million school meals to children around the world.
Previously, she was a US Spokesperson for the U.N. World Food Program, a terrorism research reporter in the ABC News Investigative Unit and a research associate for the Military Fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has featured, with FEED business partner Lauren Bush, as one of Fortune Magazine’s 2009 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur, and has spoken at the Fortune Most Powerful Women’s Conference. Ellen Gustafson has also guest lectured at Harvard, New York University, Lehigh University, Columbia University, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
She has a B.A. in International Politics from Columbia University and is pursuing a master’s Degree in Food Studies at New York University.