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Molly Jahn is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, holding appointments in the Department of Agronomy, the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment and the Global Health Institute. She is also Joint Faculty at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and holds an adjunct appointment as Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. From 2006-2011, she served as dean of the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Director of the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Station. She presently leads a global collaborative focused on building knowledge systems for sustainability. She sits on numerous boards and scientific advisory panels around the world including the U.S. National Academies of Science Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the CGIAR Consortium Board responsible for administering the world’s agricultural research system. Dr. Jahn holds graduate degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and honorary degrees from Anglia Ruskin University and Swarthmore College.