Andrea Spacht is a sustainable food systems specialist for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). NRDC works to make America’s food system more efficient and less wasteful. We help cities redirect surplus food to people in need. They inspire consumers to waste less food at home and equip them with the strategies to make it happen and push the food industry and the federal government to put an end to confusing date labels and adopt other waste-reducing policies. NDRC works with communities, businesses, and policy makers to support waste reduction, recovery, and composting across the supply chain. Andrea focuses on making our food system more efficient, sustainable, and equitable. She is helping to create strategies that can be implemented at various stages throughout the supply chain, including on farms, within cities, and by companies. Previously, she worked with NRDC’s Health & Environment team to eliminate the misuse of antibiotics in livestock, address toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products, and limit exposure to pesticides. She holds a bachelor’s degree in peace and conflict studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is based in NRDC’s San Francisco office.