Sara Eckhouse is Executive Director of FoodShot Global, an innovative, collaborative platform of investors, industry leaders, innovators, and advocates who are working together to create scalable, impactful, and inspired solutions – MoonShots for Better Food. With aligned debt, equity, and prize capital, FoodShot Global empowers bold ideas and innovative companies to accelerate the transformation to a healthy, sustainable, and equitable food system.
Previously, Sara worked as a consultant with S2G Ventures, where she provided insights to over 30 portfolio companies in order to support effective business strategies, develop new supply chain partnerships, and help them utilize relevant USDA programs and resources.
Prior to that, Sara served as Senior Advisor to Secretary Tom Vilsack at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she focused on local and regional food systems, organic agriculture, and healthy food access. At USDA, Sara worked with a range of stakeholders to identify existing programs and develop new tools to support local, organic, and sustainable agriculture. Through her involvement with La Quercia, her parents’ premium cured meat business in Iowa, Sara has firsthand knowledge of the opportunities and challenges related to managing food value chains while combining sustainability with profitability.