Micaela Fischer, Thornburg Foundation

TITLE: Policy Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Food and Agriculture

CONTACT: micaela@thornburgfoundation.org, 505-467-7323

PROFILE:  Micaela Fischer is the policy officer for food and agriculture for the Thornburg Foundation in New Mexico. She has been in this position since April 2014 and previously was a graduate research assistant for Michigan State University’s Department of Community Sustainability and an associate and senior associate at Pew Charitable Trusts.

Her professional bio shares:

Micaela Fischer is a policy officer for food and agriculture at the New Mexico-based Thornburg Foundation. Previous to her role with Thornburg, Micaela worked for five years as an advocate with the Pew Charitable Trusts on a variety of environmental campaigns ranging from international marine protection to domestic reform of confined farm animal production methods. She received a master’s degree in community, food and agricultural systems from Michigan State University. During her time at MSU she developed a large-scale food hub study in partnership with the Wallace Center at Winrock International. Micaela’s research was incorporated in the Wallace Center report “Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey.” A native Kansan, Micaela has a fondness for hooved animals, working landscapes and the people devoted to the care of both. She resides in Santa Fe with her husband and two ornery pets.