Jennifer van de Ligt
Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program
University of Minnesota
Jennifer van de Ligt, PhD Dr. van de Ligt serves as Director of the Integrated Food Systems Leadership program and as Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota where she leads an online learning program dedicated to improving the leadership and systems thinking capabilities of early to mid-career professionals affiliated with any aspect of the food system. Dr. van de Ligt also serves as the Director of the Food Protection and Defense Institute where she focuses on building collaborations to advance food and feed security, safety, defense, and supply-chain resilience while transitioning solutions into the food industry. She has an extensive background in human and animal nutrition, food regulations and production, and modeling with academic, industry, and global perspectives.