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Entrepreneurial alumna to speak on intersections of sustainability and economic development

February 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

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.