- Research Manager for Climate and Food Systems
- Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab
Greg Sixt is the research manager for the J-WAFS study on the future of climate and food systems, a research initiative of the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT. Greg is leading a collaborative team of researchers from MIT and partner universities and organizations to develop a research agenda to identify and support policy and technology solutions at the nexus of climate change adaptation, food, and water.
Before joining J-WAFS, Greg worked as a program specialist for the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) in the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment and the Center for International Programs. He has consulted for the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Wageningen University, the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He has extensive consulting experience on issues that include agricultural innovation, climate change adaptation in agriculture and water management, water-energy and food-water-energy nexus governance, and foreign aid investment.
Greg holds a PhD in agriculture, food, and environment and water diplomacy from Tufts University, where he researched agricultural innovation systems and groundwater governance. He has a master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Clark University and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Vermont.