Matthew Gabb (they/them) is a Program & Research Coordinator. In this role, they provide administrative support for the Knowledge Initiative team’s interdisciplinary social science research. Matthew’s AmeriCorps service in East Tennessee brought them to the University of Minnesota, where they received a Master of Urban & Regional Planning, with a focus on food systems and community-driven planning. Most recently, Matthew was the project lead and principal investigator for Olmsted County, Minnesota’s first-ever food security assessment, and serves on the board of the American Planning Association Food Systems Division. When they are not gushing about food access and agriculture policy, you can find Matthew in the garden, walking their dog Potomac, cooking up a storm, or curled up with a good science fiction book.