Kathryn Sierks

Yale School of Management, MBA, 2020 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2020

Katie is a second-year joint-degree candidate at the Yale School of Management. She is studying how to efficiently transform agricultural supply chains to more sustainably produce and distribute food globally.

Before graduate school, Katie spent four years with Cargill. She worked as an Environmental Engineer and as an Energy and Natural Resource Analyst. Most recently, as a Sustainability and Marketing Associate, Katie strove to exceed Cargill customer sustainability expectations to secure and grow new business.


Last summer, she interned as a Supply Chain Product Manager with the Walmart e-commerce team.

Katie graduated with honors from Harvard College with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor in Earth and Planetary Sciences. She enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, and walking around Minneapolis lakes with her dog.

Authored Articles
Regenerative agriculture begins here

How deeply can regenerative farming affect the way societies value farming- and farmers build value? (Photo courtesy of Lukas via Pexels.) 

The State of Regenerative Agriculture: Growing With Room to Grow More

This article, by The Regenerative Agriculture Initiative (RAI) team at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), is the first in a series on key opportunities to accelerate regenerative agriculture in the United States. Ordinary agricultural production aggravates greenhouse gas emissions as well as soil health, water quality, and biodiversity. At today’s rate of soil degradation, some scientists predict the world’s topsoil could be destroyed within 60 years. Regenerative agriculture can reverse that. The Regenerative Agriculture Initiative (RAI) conducted a landscape analysis of ongoing efforts to accelerate regenerative markets in the United States.