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Dana is passionate, has an accurate answer for every question and a comprehensive perspective on the industry. Her deep knowledge in the food recovery and rescue space is unmatched. Additionally, she is willing to help with any task, big or small, and tackles questions with creativity and an analytical mind. I’d work with Dana again in a heartbeat.”
— Benna Walker, Strategist, Google X
Bringing Dana in on our food waste workshop was one of smartest moves I made at Walmart. She is a credible expert in the space and able to engage seamlessly with diverse teams of senior executives and business managers. She guided us through a process that ended with solid, actionable solutions that enabled the team to take ownership and execute.
— Rob Kaplan, former Director of Product Sustainability, Walmart
“Dana’s resourcefulness and her extensive background in food waste reduction practices allowed us to co-develop an effective program for our entrepreneurs. She tailored her knowledge to the specific needs of food startups as well as engaged and motivated our community. Her enthusiasm and commitment to this topic inspired and challenged us in ways we didn’t think possible.”
— Rusty Schwartz, Founder, KitchenTown
My organization was lucky enough to work with Dana on a food waste project this year, focused around conducting in-depth consultations with food retailers on their food waste practices, and from these creating an industry-wide set of self-assessment tools and best practices. Working with Dana was a dream, because we quickly discovered she’s not only one of the foremost food waste experts in the U.S., with hands-on experience on nearly every topic related to it, but she’s also just a true joy to work with. She brought thoughtfulness, expertise, and infectious enthusiasm to every aspect of the project, and that meant everything when it came to getting our retailers truly mobilized around actioning her recommendations. The resources she developed provide clear, science-backed guidance and concrete examples, and are among the best tools we’ve been able to provide to the industry to date. Hundreds of people in our network of retailers have already gained greater clarity on their food waste efforts from them, and I really hope we can work with Dana on future iterations of the project.
— Erin Callahan, Director, The Climate Collaborative

Dana is a visionary change agent. She brings passion and a collaborative mindset to proactively find solutions for food waste and sustainable food.
— Erin Fitzgerald, CEO, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance
Dana brought her food waste expertise to the project, and her research in this space proved indispensable. She’s insightful, creative, realistic, and effective when it comes to affecting consumer behavior.
— Jill Puente, Sustainability Marketing Lead, Google