Title: Co-Director, Food Systems Institute | Associate Professor, Dept of Ag and Resource Econ
Specialty: food policy, beginning farmers and ranchers, local and regional food systems
Geography: statewide, national, international
Spotlight: Becca Jablonski is the co-Director of the Food Systems Institute at Colorado State University, an Associate Professor and Food Systems Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and a 2022-2023 US-UK Fulbright fellow. Her research investigates the roles of cities in leveraging food policies to achieve progress towards sustainable development (e.g., food and nutrition security, farm and ranch viability, regional economic development, and environmental sustainability), highlighting tradeoffs of different policy approaches and interventions. She pays particular attention to the geographic dimensions of impacts. To do this, she undertakes disciplinary research, large scale quantitative modeling projects, and leads engaged community processes. She also works at local, regional, national, and international scales. As part of her position she co-leads CSU’s Food Systems Extension team. Dr. Jablonski holds a MS from the University of London and a PhD from Cornell University.