Cam Pascual, Sustainability Consultant
Cam has a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management from the University of Maryland, and is the co-founder of Food Recovery Network (FRN). FRN unites college students across America to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus food from campuses and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need. Cam helped take the organization from an idea to over 200 campuses in 43 states and a growing team of 15 full time staff. FRN is continuing to shift the food industry from food waste to food recovery, and Cam shared her FRN experience in a TedX Talk.
Cam has served as robotics expert and wrote emerging technology cables and information memos for the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary at the Department of State. She supported the office’s work on STEM in the Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015 Agenda, and wrote talking points on the importance of women and PoC in STEM, innovation and entrepreneurship as tools for development, and the importance of science and technology in international collaboration.
She has also collaborated with both Turkish and American researchers on field and lab experiments studying solitary bee diversity and the impact of neonicotinoid exposure on honeybees at the National Science Foundation.