Madisen Gittlin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering whose research focuses on bridging key knowledge gaps in food systems sustainability in order to enhance circularity and reduce the impacts of our food systems on climate change. In IonE, Madisen is a graduate research assistant helping to identify opportunities for carbon markets to support and expand food recovery efforts. She is a member of the Twin Cities Sustainability Committee working to develop a new Climate Action Plan for the UMN-TC campuses and is a member of the Resilience & Adaptation Working Group. Before returning to academics, Madisen worked in the nonprofit sector in Los Angeles, CA where she developed food waste management programs for cities and universities. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California-Santa Barbara and is also a trained Climate Reality Leader.