Kathleen Merrigan is Executive Director of the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems at Arizona State University, Senior Global Futures Scientist, and the Kelly and Brian Swette Professor of Sustainable Food Systems, with appointments in the School of Sustainability and Morrison School of Agribusiness. Concurrently, she is Venture Partner at Astanor, a Belgium-based venture capital investing in agtech solutions. Merrigan came to ASU after four years as a Professor and Executive Director of Sustainability at George Washington University.