Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author, an advocate for sustainability and justice along the food chain, and an advisor to funders investing in food system transformation. A James Beard Leadership Award recipient, Anna is the co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to more than a dozen others. She is also the founder or co-founder of three national organizations, including the Small Planet Institute and Real Food Media, which develops communications strategy and critical analysis for food systems change. As a funder, she has led the grantmaking of the Small Planet Fund for more than a decade and created and directs the Food & Democracy Program of the Panta Rhea Foundation. Anna is a founding Steering Committee member of the Castanea Fellowship and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Food Chain Workers Alliance and the Food and Farm Communications Fund along with her board service at the Mesa Refuge and Rainforest Action Network. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two daughters.