Ellen serves as Lead Specialist, Sustainable Feed Innovations within WWF-US Sustainable Livestock and Feed Systems group, as part of the Freshwater and Food team. Raised in rural Iowa, she received her undergraduate education in Animal Science from Iowa State University, and graduate degrees from Cornell University with a focus in Animal Nutrition. After spending much of her career heading applied nutrition/feeding management programs, laboratory and field studies with wildlife species through the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo) and St. Louis zoos, she joined the R&D team at Novus International as Manager for their Africa program to evaluate product effects in livestock fed available feed ingredients in local environments. With a focus on sustainable global agriculture initiatives, she continues to investigate utilization of locally available and sustainable feed ingredients, as well as their environmental impacts for, multiple livestock, poultry, aquaculture and other species both in the US and abroad.
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