As the Deputy Director of IPES-Food, Chantal oversees panel and secretariat research and activities. Chantal holds a PhD in Political Science from Carleton University, where she taught undergraduate courses on the politics of food. Her doctoral research focused on municipal-level governance arrangements to support sustainable food systems in Canada and the EU.
With 10 years of experience in sustainable food systems research and practice in the EU, North America, and West Africa, Chantal is a strong believer in the power of collaborative governance and coalition-building as key tools for food system transition. Previously, Chantal worked as an intern for the Trade and Agriculture Section of the Delegation of the EU to the USA and as a federal lobbying intern for the US Organic Consumers Association.
She also holds an MA in German & European studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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