Shephali is a Project Manager for the Food Systems Leadership Network at the Wallace Center. In her role, she collaborates with the network’s backbone team, members, and partners to design core network services and help steward the growth and evolution of the network.
Shephali brings over 14 years of experience as an ecologist, land steward, farmer, and educator. Through a lens of “land as pedagogy” she has designed and facilitated several flagship educational programs for frontline communities, beginner farmers, youth leaders, and climate activists to amplify the potential they already hold to design resilient and just futures. It is the incredible grassroots work of these communities that keeps her inspired and passionate about this work. She is also a graduate of New York University, and holds a Masters degree from Columbia University.
In her free time, Shephali enjoys exploring the beautiful dunes, deserts, rainforests, and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, and attempting to understand the science behind black holes.