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Entrepreneurial alumna to speak on intersections of sustainability and economic development

February 24, 2014

As part of the events leading up to this year’s Weissberg residency, which is centered around themes of sustainability, Judy Logback’95 will be on campus later this week to give a talk and work with students during a workshop.

(There’s still space in the Local and Profitable: Creating Niche Products, Navigating Supply Chains workshop, taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (March 1). Click here to register now)

Logback is the founder of Kallari, a rural cooperative in Ecuador with more than 800 member families. The youngest recipient of the Bay & Paul Biodiversity Leadership Award in 2002 for her achievements with Kallari, she helped Kallari develop its award-winning chocolate and enter various international niche markets. Her current focus is on research and product development.

On Friday evening, Logback will speak on "Sustainability and Economic Development: Lessons from Ecuador's Amazon Region" at 7 p.m., in the Porter Brown Auditorium (Room 150) in the Center for the Sciences.