We at the Non-GMO Project are excited to welcome Lindsay Molder to the team as a Research Associate!
During her time at Western Washington University, Lindsay worked for the Non-GMO Project as an intern. After graduating with her bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, she was thrilled to begin working for the Project full-time.
Lindsay discovered her passion for environmental sustainability and food justice while studying environmental policy in Ireland. She experienced living non-GMO first hand and wanted to help spread the message. Her knowledge in environmental law has aided in her research projects.
In her free time, Lindsay can be found reading mystery books, watching movies about sharks, spoiling her niece and nephew, and exploring everything that Bellingham has to offer!
What interests you about working with the Non-GMO Project – what about this opportunity caught your attention?
I loved everything about working at the Non-GMO Project when I was an intern before being hired. Throughout college, I aspired to work somewhere that allowed me to make a positive difference for the environment and community. The GMO issue touches on many aspects of environmentalism that I’m interested in and I’m excited to help ensure a future with a non-GMO food supply.
How do you think your prior experience will help you in working with the Non-GMO Project?
I have experience in research through my education and my time as an intern. While in Ireland, I researched the differences between US and European environmental policies and laws. This knowledge came in handy while I was researching international policies during my internship and building on that work now! I’m glad to be in a position where I can use my analytical skills to provide important information for my department and the organization.
What is important to you about the work you will be doing with the Project?
I think it is imperative to have transparency in the food system and allow people to decide for themselves to avoid GMOs. We absolutely have a right to know what’s in our food. The Project gives people a trusted label and provides education on this very important topic! Specifically, in my role, I’m excited to add to the continuation of accurate information behind our standard and our verification process. I am thrilled to be working on something I’m passionate about, among amazing individuals, in such a driven organization.