Rice is a 2016 MBA candidate at the University of California, Davis. He is passionate about sustainability and the role of the energy economy to provide solutions. He’s a past EDF Climate Corps fellow at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco, where his work focused on improving the delivery of energy efficiency and demand response projects across northern and central California. He loves to explore the great outdoors of the western USA!
Matt is a 2016 MBA Candidate at the University of California, Davis. Matt has a background in agriculture and international development, managing farms in both South Carolina and Malawi. He also founded ROOTS ice cream, a “Top 10″ ranked ice cream company in the U.S. Most recently he was the Agricultural Productivity Intern at Global Good, a collaboration between Bill Gates and Intellectual Ventures, that develops technologies that improve and save lives in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. He is passionate about the intersection of international agriculture, nutrition and social equity. Currently his interests include exploring the West coast, discovering 80’s music, and reading.
Director of Marketing & University Relations
Diana is a 2016 MBA candidate at the University of California, Davis. She is committed to educating the masses about the importance of shared value, social justice, and sustainable food systems. Diana has worked with Whole Foods Market launching regional business initiatives, and Participant Media, an entertainment company dedicated to producing documentary and narrative films that inspire social and environmental change. Diana enjoys hiking, frequenting farmers’ markets, writing, and spending time in nature.
Director of Events
Jenny Hebets is a UC Davis MBA Candidate with over 8 years experience as an international economic development consultant. She has designed and implemented dozens of foreign assistance programs across Latin America and Africa. Jenny has a passion for working with businesses to catalyze sustainable, equitable growth across value chains – ultimately leading to jobs, growth and poverty alleviation. Prior to joining the GSM, she lived in Peru managing a large scale public private partnership in the cocoa industry which aimed to improve their livelihoods of over 26,000 farmers. This summer, she worked for the Corporate Innovation Team of Mars Incorporated analyzing best practices in building sustainable agriculture supply chains. Jenny is a Southern California native who enjoy surfing and competing in triathlons.