What We Do
Research Director, Food Futures Lab
Sarah is a designer and writer who helps people imagine new stories about the future of food, health, and technology. She creates artifacts from the future, which provoke public imagination about what kind of futures we really want to live (and therefore, eat) in. As a researcher in IFTF’s Food Futures and Health Futures Labs, Sarah has worked with many of the world’s largest food, health, and CPG companies to plan for more resilient futures. She was recognized for culinary public diplomacy on behalf of the USA for participating in the Expo Milano 2015, has written for National Geographic’s food blog, and traveled across the country on the Millennial Trains Project to explore new possibilities for food innovation.
She draws from her experience in a range of disciplines—international studies, graphic design, creative writing, and the food service industry—to explore how emerging technologies and social practices will change the way people and communities seek and create well-being.
Sarah holds a BA in International Studies and Visual Communication from Loyola University Chicago.