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We are thrilled to announce Rebekah Moses is joining us as Vice President of Impact Strategy, a pivotal role in our mission towards growing renewable food and redesigning agriculture to be carbon negative.
Most recently, Rebekah was the former Head of Impact Strategy for Impossible Foods where she helped make an environmental and social impact an essential part of corporate strategy. Under her guidance, she enabled Impossible Foods to achieve positive environmental outcomes and business growth through research, operational sustainability, and thought leadership. She has worked closely with the United Nations, universities, Starbucks, Disney, and Walmart to maximize environmental benefits and revenue while highlighting the role of plant-based meat in addressing the climate and extinction crises.
Rebekah brings a wealth of experience in the agriculture sector. Before working at Impossible Foods, she supported public sector agriculture development and agricultural research at the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and California Polytechnic State University’s coastal ecosystem ranch. She has a master of science degree in International Agricultural Development from the University of California at Davis. You can find her research contributions in the Public Library of Science (PLOS), Journal of Applied Ecology, and in collaborations with the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Her work has taken her to the Middle East and domestically.
Rebekah joins the senior leadership team and reports directly to Brandon Alexander, Iron Ox CEO. Regarding this new strategic role, Brandon remarks, “Iron Ox is transforming the traditional agriculture sector into a center of innovation, and Rebekah’s experience in food tech, agriculture, and sustainability is a perfect fit and key strategic asset. Her insight and passion for the planet will strengthen our mission of making the food system scalable, secure, and sustainable.”
Rebekah is a thought leader with experience in empowering consumers to align shopping to their environmental values.
We can make monumental shifts in how we build food systems to address climate change — and indoor farming will play a big role. The agriculture industry urgently needs to help mitigate and adapt to climate change, water scarcity, and topsoil depletion. Iron Ox’s innovative approach to farming provides immediate efficiency improvements and long-term paths to a resilient, and sustainable food system.Rebekah Moses, VP of Impact Strategy at Iron Ox
We look forward to having her impacts felt across the company, and we also very much look forward to meeting her dog Wendy when she brings her to the office. Definitely a solid ‘win-win’ situation!