Danielle Nierenberg

Project DirectorWorldwatch Institute

Danielle Nierenberg currently serves as Project Director of State of World 2011 – Innovations that Nourish the Planet for the Worldwatch Institute. Her knowledge of factory farming and its global spread and sustainable agriculture has been cited widely in publications like The New York Times Magazine and the International Herald Tribune, as well as on TV and radio. Danielle worked for two years as a Peace Corps volunteer and volunteers at farmers markets, the Earth Sangha (an urban reforestation organization), and Citizen Effect (an NGO focused on sustainable development projects all over the world). She has spent the last year traveling to more than 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa looking at environmentally sustainable ways of alleviating hunger and poverty. She holds an MS in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University and a BA in Environmental Policy from Monmouth College.