Santa Clara University

Food & Agribusiness Institute

Faculty & Staff

Gregory Baker
Director, Food & Agribusiness Institute, Naumes Family Professor
Dr. Baker has been serving as the Director for the Food & Agribusiness Institute since 2000. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and has taught at Santa Clara since 1988. Read the full profile »
Erika W. French-Arnold
Assistant Director, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Erika's work with the Food & Agribusiness Institute focuses on supporting the FAI MBA concentration and supporting the new undergraduate pathway, Food, Hunger, Poverty, and Environment. She also coordinates FAI's programs, events, and speakers. Read the full profile »
Clare Gordon
Administrative Assistant, Food & Agribusiness Institute
Clare is the new Administrative Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. She provides administrative support to Erika French-Arnold and Greg Baker. Read the full profile »

Affiliated Faculty Profiles

Mario L. Belotti
W.M. Keck Foundation Professor
Dr. Mario Belotti is the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor. He has been teaching at Santa Clara University since the Fall of 1959. Read the full profile »
Leslie Gray
Executive Director, Environmental Studies Institute
Leslie Gray is currently researching the environmental and equity dimensions surrounding global cotton production, focusing on how the agricultural subsidies given to farmers in wealthy countries affect poor farmers in West Africa. Read the full profile »
S. Andrew "Drew" Starbird
Professor, Operations & Management Information Systems
Dr. S. Andrew Starbird became Dean of the Leavey School of Business on July 1, 2010, following a year serving as interim Dean of the Business School. Read the full profile »

Student Staff Profiles

Alex Fryé
Student Research Assistant
Alex is a senior at Santa Clara University pursuing a degree in Public Health Science and a minor in Sociology. Read the full profile »
Tess Gordon
Student Research Assistant
Tess is a senior at Santa Clara University pursuing a double major in Marketing and Spanish. Read the full profile »
Lisa McMonagle
Research and Collaborations Assistant
Lisa is the Research and Collaborations Assistant at FAI where she conducts research for the Cost of a Healthy Meal Project. Read the full profile »
Selena Pistoresi
Student Research Assistant
Selena is a senior at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Music. Read the full profile »
Courtney Robinson
Graduate Researcher
Courtney Robinson is currently an MBA student in Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. She also works as a Research Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute. Read the full profile »
Michaela Lewin
GIS Assistant
Michaela is a senior at Santa Clara and works as a GIS Research Assistant for FAI. Read the full profile »
Jamie Monk
Student Research Assistant
Jamie is a sophomore at Santa Clara University and is pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She works as a Student Research Assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute, working specifically with Dr. Baker's Childhood Obesity Survey. Read the full profile »
Sarah Madden
Student Research Assistant
Sarah is a junior at Santa Clara University and is working on a degree in economics from the Leavey School of Business. Sarah is a student research assistant for the Food and Agribusiness Institute and a Food, Hunger, Poverty, Environment Pathway student. Read the full profile »