Senior Scientist and Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Ricardo Salvador is a senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Before coming to UCS, he was a program officer for food, health, and well-being with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Prior to that, he was an associate professor of agronomy at Iowa State University, where he taught the first course in sustainable agriculture at a land-grant university. He also worked with students to establish ISU’s student-operated organic farm and with other faculty to develop the nation’s first sustainable agriculture graduate program in 2000. Salvador was named a 2013 NBC Latino Innovator and received the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2014.