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 the $525,000 GroundBreaker Prize, up to $10 million in equity investment, and up to $20 million in debt financing, 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. Sara also worked in the Obama White House in the Office of Legislative Affairs, and as a Field Organizer on the 2008 Obama Presidential Campaign. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College.