Renske Lynde has worked in the non-profit sector on food, agriculture and nutrition policy and issues for over 20 years and is an active investor, philanthropist & advocate for a healthy & resilient food system.
Renske’s work has included grassroots education and community organizing, strategic campaign development, quantitative policy analysis and legislative advocacy. She began her career in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy advocating in global trade arenas on behalf of smallholder farmers and sustainable agriculture producers in the Upper Midwest and around the world. She then went on to build direct markets for Pennsylvania farmers in the Philadelphia marketplace as part of a national market building effort called “Buy Fresh, Buy Local”. Renske subsequently directed advocacy, policy and research for the San Francisco Food Bank working primarily on cross-sector partnerships to improve the federal food stamp and school lunch programs. She holds BA degrees from Boston University in Political Science and Psychology and a Masters in Public Policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy.