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Kirsten Saenz Tobey  

Founder and Chief Impact Officer Revolution Foods

KIRSTEN SAENZ TOBEY is the Co - Founder & Chief Innovation Officer at Revolution Foods. Kirsten founded Revolution Foods in 2005 with Kristin Groos Richmond, to provide equal access to healthy food for all school children. Kirsten continues to drive the vision and product experience for the company, overseeing innovation, marketing and human capital among other key aspects of the business. Seven years after its founding, Revolution Foods now serves 200,000 healthy meals daily to youth across 9 states and employs 1,000 community members. Prior to founding Revolution Foods, Kirsten’s career spanned from teaching and leading education programs in the US and Latin America to evaluating the scalability of school feeding programs with the United Nations Hunger Task Force in Ghana. Kirsten is an Aspen Institute Environmental Fellow (Catto), Ashoka Fellow, Mentor for Women’s Initiative Fellowship Program through the George W. Bush Institute, member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Sustainable Business Council and with Co - Founder Kristin Groos Richmond, is one of Time Magazine’s Education Activists of 2011. In 2010, NewSchools Venture Fund named Kirsten and Kristin Entrepreneurs of the Year. Kirsten holds a bachelors degree from Brown University. An MBA from UC Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and two daughters. Kirsten’s work centers around developing innovative, attainable ways to fundamentally change the way Americans eat, including increasing access to healthy food for current and future generations.


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