Josette Lewis, Associate Director

Josette Lewis leads the World Food Center strategy

Josette Lewis joined UC Davis in 2013 as associate director of the World Food Center.

Prior to the World Food Center, she worked in international business development with Arcadia Biosciences. Before Arcadia, Lewis spent 16 years at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in a variety of areas of agricultural research and development. As director of the Office of Agriculture at USAID, she worked with senior levels of the administration to launch a new global initiative on food security.

Lewis serves on the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s advisory committee on Agricultural Biotechnology in the 21st Century, the Foundation for Agricultural Research’s Food Systems Innovation Advisory Committee and is a member of the board of directors for the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation.