People / Managing Director

Justin Freiberg

Justin is expert in building unique and long-lasting collaborations with diverse stakeholders around shared interests in the natural environment. He co-founded the Encendia Biochar company and the Urban Foodshed Collaborative, both of which aimed to close material and social loops to create resilient, sustainable systems. Justin also founded and directed the Yale Landscape Lab, which utilized the whole of Yale West Campus to create new venues for game-changing applied research and entrepreneurship. He co-founded and directed Yale Cultivate Health, which seeks to build new ways of teaching within the health sciences using ecological knowledge to change patient habits. 

Justin has worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Added Value, the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, the US-Asia Institute, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. He has apprenticed under farmers in Italy, France, and the U.S. Justin holds a Masters from the Yale School of the Environment, an M.A. and B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University, and a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University.

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