Market Research Lead
Caroline is a food-systems analyst, a farmer, and a specialist in values-based local food procurement. Before joining New Venture Advisors, she spent eight years in non-profit communications, media relations, and fundraising for mission driven organizations and international NGOs. She also worked in rural Montana to develop a farm to school program that addressed food insecurity and food access. As a farmer, she has worked on farms in Vermont, Montana, New York, and Massachusetts. Her graduate thesis focused on connecting local producers to wholesale markets in traditionally underserved communities in Western Massachusetts.
Most recently, she was the Director of Farm to Fork initiatives at ag-tech start-up, ripe.io, a blockchain-based platform providing traceability of produce from farm to plate. Currently, Caroline leads market research, food system analyses and food center feasibility studies for NVA. Her projects have spanned across the U.S. from Texas to Virginia to the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin.
Caroline has an M.S. in Sustainability Science with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a B.A. in Environmental Policy from Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in Upstate NY with her husband and daughters.