Rebecca Chesney

Institute for the Future

Rebecca Chesney is a Research Director with the Food Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit strategic foresight group based in Palo Alto. With a background in business, international development, and anthropology, she maps the forces of change that will impact the global food system and works with current and emerging industry leaders to explore possibilities for a more resilient and equitable future. She is a frequent public speaker to audiences around the world and has been featured in Wired UK, IBM's thinkLeaders series, and The Financial Times. Rebecca holds a BBA in Accounting and MS in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MA in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS, University of London.