As a journalist and educator, Simran Sethi’s focus is on food, sustainability and social change. With this expertise, she wrote the award-winning book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, about the story of changes in food and agriculture told through bread, wine, chocolate, coffee and beer. Sethi is not only a prolific writer, having written about sustainability for FoodTank, AlterNet and The Huffington Post among others, but she has also worked as the host of the 2013-2014 PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability, as the environmental correspondent for NBC News, and the anchor and writer of the Sundance Channel’s environmental programming The Green. These achievements have led her to be named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by the U.K.’s Independent, and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire.
Sethi holds an MBA in sustainable business from the Presidio Graduate School and graduated cum laude with a BA in sociology and women’s studies from Smith College.