Liz Gensler is an outreach specialist with the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems. Her work centers on the Michigan Good Food Charter, a collaboratively-produced agenda for a food system that is rooted in local communities and promotes equity, sustainability, and thriving economies. Liz co-leads the Michigan Local Food Council Network, which unites food councils in peer-to-peer learning and training to address food issues and food policy in their communities. Her work includes administering a seed grant program to fund capacity-building in new and existing food councils in Michigan.
Liz currently serves on the formation team for a food policy council under development her home community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to joining CRFS, Liz coordinated a coalition of food security and nutrition organizations there. She holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.