Juli Stelmaszyk serves as the Director of Food Strategy for the state of Rhode Island where her role is split between three state agencies, RI Commerce Corporation, Dept. Of Health and Dept. Of Environmental Management. She is tasked with strengthening Rhode Island’s food economy through a systems approach which promotes health equity, economic development and environmental sustainability. Prior to this role, Juli worked in small scale agriculture in Massachusetts, founded a farm-to-table cooking school in Rome and launched inaugural local food procurement programs at a high school in Italy and at Boston College Dining Services. She holds an MBA from Boston College Carroll School of Management with a concentration in sustainability and social impact.