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  • 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.

  • Jana Stolz

    Communications & Projects

    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.

  • Chelcie Vallely

    Operations & Strategy

    With several years experience and experimentation across startups, non profits and creatives agencies - leveraging innovation for social impact is now my main focus. Applying my experience and passion for action to Thought For Foods audacious mission and having a lot of fun along the way.

  • Diego Valencia Lopez

    Community & Partnerships

    Diego is convinced that committed groups with a clear purpose can really change the world. He’s been developing startups and communities of agri-food entrepreneurs in Peru, and is now bringing his drive and experience to the global level as well as help build new strategic global partnerships. Diego participated in the TFF Challenge in 2014, then became a TFF Ambassador and Next Gen Council Member. He loves to cook Peruvian food and farm on this urban terrace.

  • Mari Fujiwara

    Social Media

    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.

  • José Silva


    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?

  • Kitty Leering

    Events & Strategy

    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.