Leigh Prezkop is a Senior Program Specialist for Food Waste with World Wildlife Fund. Leigh joined WWF is 2016 and manages the food loss and farm-level work in the greater food loss and waste portfolio. Leigh’s expertise includes agriculture and food systems, urban agriculture, small-scale aquaculture, and environmental public health.
Previously, Leigh worked as a farmer and fermenter for medium-scale vegetable farms and urban-farm production companies. Leigh also served in the United States Peace Corps in Zambia as a Rural Aquaculture Promotion Extension Agent, teaching locals how to construct and maintain small fish farming operations. She earned her Masters in Public Health focusing on Environmental Health Science and Policy from The George Washington University and holds a BA in Communications from Sonoma State University. She is currently studying to be a nutrition consultant for pregnant woman, postpartum women and infants.
“I love the work I do at WWF because it’s a direct connector between humans and the planet. We all eat food, share food, and cook food, and farmers are stewarding the land to raise the food. Food loss and waste is something that everyone can relate to, from farmer to family.”
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