Jodee Ellett leads Community Engagement for the Sustainable Food Systems Science initiative at Indiana University. She is working to enhance partnerships with communities as they address food system issues. Her asset-based community development approach involves communities in the exploration of ideas and opportunities in the food system and provides ongoing support for food systems change. Jodee steers the Indiana Food Council Network, supporting our grassroots community food system councils and is working with farmers and buyers to build an Indiana Value Chain Network. Jodee earned a BA in Botany from the University of Montana and an MS in Plant Biology from the University of California, Davis.