Lacey Gaechter is the Development & Communications Manager for Waterkeepers Chesapeake as well as President and founder of Simple Foods, an organization whose mission is to promote a diet that is healthy for people, animals, and the planet. They use education, outreach, and advocacy to encourage action on a personal level, one individual at a time. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Public Health degree in Environmental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - where she is a Center for A Livable Future - Lerner Fellow. Her professional background is primarily with environmental nonprofits, and she most recently worked on renewable energy projects on Native American reservations, especially in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. She has her Master's in Kinesiology & Health from the University of Wyoming. Her studies focus on the similarities and differences between the tactics used by "Big Tobacco" and "Big Ag," and the best ways to combat these tactics. She strives to advocate for an ethnical food system.

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