Global Conference 2012

Speaker's Biography

Kirsten Tobey

Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Revolution Foods

Kirsten Saenz Tobey is co-founder and chief innovation officer of Revolution Foods. She began her career as an educator and coordinator of experiential education programs at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts and Amigos de las Americas in Ecuador. Her passion for community health led her to run a public health campaign for Earthjustice. Prior to graduate school, Tobey managed field station operations for the School for Field Studies in Mexico that focused on studying the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the fishing industry. While writing the business plan for Revolution Foods, she worked with the U.N. Hunger Task Force to evaluate the scalability of school meal programs in Ghana and with McDonald's Corp. to incorporate social and environmental responsibility into its supply chain. An Aspen Institute for Environmental Leaders Catto Fellow, she and her co-founder were named NewSchools Venture Fund's Entrepreneurs of the Year in 2010. In 2007, Tobey won the Global Social Venture Competition for the Revolution Foods model.

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