As Global Sustainability Manager for Mars, Shayna handles strategy and operations of the Mars cocoa sustainability program with a focus on impact and innovation in Cote d’Ivoire and Indonesia. Her interest is in understanding and aligning the incentives for farmer adoption of game-changing technologies.
Prior to joining Mars she managed Oxfam’s ethical coffee initiative, and in 2011 she completed her MBA at MIT with a focus on sustainability in agricultural value chains. At MIT Shayna was a Legatum Fellow for Entrepreneurship and Development, during which she worked on a start up to bring more processing power to small-holder farmers to increase their income and reduce food waste. This fruit processing technology is now being piloted in Costa Rica (http://ecosysteme.danone.com/project/cellular-aseptic-processing-equipment/). She’s consulted on sustainable sourcing programs for Stonyfield Farm, Unilever, and Divine Chocolate. She is a Fulbright scholar and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Sustainability Manger - Impact and Innovation - Mars (Current) Sourcing and Supplier Development - Stonyfield (subsidiary of Danone) Fulbright Scholar - Brazil - Economic Development and Agriculture Program Office - Oxfam - Trade, Agriculture, and Development
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management MBA, Certificate in Sustainability 2009 – 2011
Boston University B.A., Dual Degree International Relations and Political Science, Minor in Spanish 1999 – 2003