Ricardo Salvador, PhD, Director of the Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
As the senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at UCS, Dr. Salvador works with citizens, scientists, economists and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable practices.
Before UCS, Dr. Salvador served as a program officer for Food, Health and Wellbeing with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this capacity, he was responsible for conceptualizing and managing the Foundation’s food systems programming. He partnered with colleagues to create programs that addressed the connections between food and health, environment, economic development, sovereignty and social justice.