We are a small team focused on big impact! Get to know us here. 

  • Christine Gould

    Founder & CEO

    Christine has dedicated her career to making ag innovation more open and collaborative. She created Thought For Food to inspire young people to get involved in developing the solutions their future depends on. Christine holds an MPA in Science & Technology Policy from Columbia University. She sits on the Board of Young Professionals in Ag Development and is a Founding Member of the Ashoka Changemakers League of Intrapreneurs.

  • Jared Yarnall-Schane

    Program Director

    Jared utilizes his unique startup experience and technical background to develop and implement programs for TFF teams from around the world. After working on a smallholder farm in Kenya and helping launch a food preservation business, he realized how important it is to be connected to our food, so he launched GreenTowers, a design firm that lets anyone, anywhere grow their own food. Jared has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.

  • Kitty Leering

    Event Director & Strategic Advisor

    Kitty creates unconventional meetings for impact, combining domains like arts, design, technology, science, business and social innovation. Kitty thrives on engaging with a broad diversity of activities (from setting up a restaurant, curating books and developing internationally renowned events) and topics (from IT and urban innovation, to the future of food). Kitty studied marketing and design at the University of Applied Science in Diemen, Amsterdam.

  • Monika Jiang

    Program Manager Communications & Community

    As a self-described Millennial Activist, Monika is shaping a new narrative for the future economy with sustainable businesses that convey a purpose-driven work culture and make a social impact in an interconnected world. She previously worked in marketing and communications in companies and digital agencies - always driven by a determination to transform businesses for the better. Monika holds an M.A. in Corporate Communications from the Stuttgart Media University.

  • Jana Stolz

    Project Manager & Communications

    Jana's passion is for projects that build a meaningful, sustainable and impactful future. Her background is in communications, brand and project management with experience across agencies and startups. TFF is a real heart project for her, because it gives her the opportunity to bring purpose to the world and covers her passion for food and nutrition. Jana studied Multilingual Communication at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany.

  • José Silva

    Design

    José is an emerging visual designer and strategist with a few years’ freelancing experience. Driven by a restless spirit and endless curiosity, I assure you I won't leave the wildest idea unexplored! From visuals for upcoming startups to full rebrands for NGOs, I love working with energetic, defiant companies who break the rules and laugh in the face of convention – the risk takers! Let's reinvent the future together?

  • Mari Fujiwara

    Social Media Communications

    Mari is a Master's student at the University of Amsterdam, studying New Media and Digital Culture. Her interests are in urban development and globalization. She strives towards the future that offers pleasant and fulfilling life for people by utilizing technology in a sustainable way to provide a safe and friendly urban space.