Genevieve LeBlanc joined the Blue Zones Project Monterey County as the Food Environment Lead. Her role focuses on making the healthy choices, the easy choice for restaurants and grocery stores across Salinas. She also works on food systems and food policy.

Genevieve earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Gender, Development and Globalization from the London School of Economics. Sustainable development and holistic health have been the two guiding threads of her academic, professional and personal journey.

As a recent graduate she worked in international development for Oxfam in Peru and for the International Fund for Agricultural Development in North East Brazil, where she lived for over 2 years.  In Quebec City, she was part of the initial team of six people tasked with manifesting a $42M philanthropic project intended to transition a private organization into a non-profit wellness retreat center. She also lectured on responsible management at Laval University in Quebec.  In early 2018, Genevieve moved to California and worked as the Community Engagement Manager for Driscoll’s.

Genevieve lives in Carmel Valley with her partner and is a passionate gardener and cook. She sings in the Monterey Wholehearted community Chorus with over 100 members and loves to hike, backpack, trail run and surf.