Ricardo Salvador, PHD

Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Ricardo J. Salvador is Director and Senior Scientist of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainability-Food and advises a range of organizations that are advancing food system innovation (including the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, FoodCorps, the Center for Good Food Purchasing, Food System 6, The Land Institute, and the Fair Food Program of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.)

Dr. Salvador's prior positions include Program Officer for Food Health and Wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Associate Professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University. A native of Mexico, Dr. Salvador's academic background includes undergraduate studies in agriculture at New Mexico State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Crop Production and Physiology from Iowa State University.