Gavrielle Z. Welbel
Gavi co-founded Zumwalt Acres: A Regenerative Agriculture Community in Sheldon, IL with her twin sister. Their mission is to galvanize the next generation of farmers, scientists, and activists to build a better food system and tackle climate change. Their work is grounded in sustainable land stewardship, education, and scientific research, and is guided by Jewish values. Gavi studies mechanical engineering and earth and planetary sciences at Yale University. With the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, Gavi’s research focuses on field-based trials to understand the potential to capture carbon and increase soil health by applying enhanced mineral weathering in agricultural settings. Gavi also works for the Yale Sustainable Food Program, is the artistic director of the Yale Modern Dance Collective, and serves as a board member for the Jewish Farmer Network.