Co-Founder & CEO, The Farmlink Project

James Kanoff is the co-founder and CEO of the Farmlink Project, a nonprofit movement on a mission to transform the food system to feed families in need while fighting climate change. Formed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Farmlink has provided over 30 million meals of produce to families in need that would have otherwise been wasted preventing over 60 million pounds of carbon emissions. James is a Mayfield fellow at Stanford, majoring in symbolic systems focused on how artificial intelligence can be used to create a net-zero emissions world. Prior to Stanford, James worked for disaster response organizations in the Middle East and Central Africa and wants to bring that dedicated, mission-driven culture into solving the climate crisis.