Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow
Christopher J. Gillespie
Science and Democracy,
Biotechnology and Society,
Innovation & Economic Competitiveness,
Climate Resilience,
Sustainable Agriculture,
Ecosystems Governance

Christopher J. Gillespie is a 4th-year doctoral candidate with a focus in soil ecology and soil biogeochemistry at North Carolina State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from Oklahoma State University.

His research strives to promote climate mediation in the agricultural sector through the amalgamation of sustainable management practices and science-based policy.

Chris is also a tripartite fellow: serving as a Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow (PEF) with the Federation of American Scientists (FAS); an AgBioFEWS Fellow with the National Science Foundation (NSF); and a Doctoral Fellow with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS).

Chris is interested in using an ecosystems approach to design and implement policy that holistically address systemic discrimination (e.g., loan discrimination, redlining, etc.) and increases economic productivity.