Michelle is an agricultural economist with over 10 years of experience in the food and agriculture sector. An economist and a business strategist, she works with the global seed industry, agtech companies, conventional and non-conventional agriculture firms, community organizations, and philanthropic foundations. Taking her around the world, her work helps industry leaders manage and grow their global businesses. Michelle is a professional speaker, the author of The Demise of Free Trade, and host of a podcast. She is a professor of Economics at Bentley University and holds a Masters in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.