Name Micaela Fischer - Policy Officer
Food and Agriculture
Description Micaela Fischer is a policy officer for food and agriculture at the New Mexico-based Thornburg Foundation. Previous to her role with Thornburg, Micaela worked for five years as an advocate with the Pew Charitable Trusts on a variety of environmental campaigns ranging from international marine protection to domestic reform of confined farm animal production methods. She received a masters degree in community, food and agricultural systems from Michigan State University. During her time at MSU she developed a large-scale food hub study in partnership with the Wallace Center at Winrock International. Micaela’s research was incorporated in the Wallace Center report “Findings of the 2013 National Food Hub Survey.” A native Kansan, Micaela has a fondness for hooved animals, working landscapes and the people devoted to the care of both. She resides in Santa Fe with her husband and two ornery pets.