Ricardo J. Salvador Scientist (Union of Concerned Scientists)

Ricardo J. Salvador is director and senior scientist of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food and the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Ricardo has advised a range of organizations advancing food system innovation, including the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, FoodCorps, the Center for Good Food Purchasing and The Land Institute. His prior positions include program officer for Food Health and Wellbeing at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and associate professor of Agronomy at Iowa State University.

A native of Mexico, Ricardo’s academic background includes undergraduate studies in agriculture at New Mexico State University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in crop production and physiology from Iowa State University.