Director, IATP Food and Community Fellows
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Mark Muller directs the IATP Food and Community Fellows program at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. In this capacity, he provides guidance and coordination to the program's 23 fellows working on food policy issues around the country. The program promotes communications and policy advocacy efforts that further healthy and sustainable food systems. Mark has worked on a variety of food systems issues, including promoting agricultural policies that are more effective for human health, farmer income and the environment; developing regional food systems; diversifying Midwest agriculture; and advocating for farm-based renewable energy production. He helped to found the Sow the Seeds Fund, a collaborative effort that raised nearly $400,000 for farmers devastated by the 2007 Midwest floods. Mark has a B.A. in physics and an M.S. in environmental engineering. Prior to joining IATP, Mark worked as an environmental engineer and high school science teacher. In 2008, he took a leave from IATP and spent six months as a volunteer in southern Honduras.