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Colton Babladelis

Senior Researcher

Areas of Expertise
The majority of both my academic and professional career has been focused on food systems, from ecology and farming practices to food waste and consumer behavior. I have experience in supply chain management, internal sustainability strategy and data management, CRM/ERP software implementation and system data migrations, and in higher education with specializations in ecology, strategy, and systems thinking. I enjoy creative problem solving using new technologies and teaching via workshops & courses to help drive change.

Before joining Corporate Citizenship, I had eight years of work experience, with five years focused on sustainability higher education at the University of Michigan and three years in supply chain and internal ESG reporting/strategy in the Quick Service Restaurant industry. While in the QSR industry, I managed projects focused on waste reduction in manufacturing and supply chain, expansion of quality programs for manufacturing facilities, and data benchmarking for the company’s first public sustainability report. I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, most recently completing a dual MBA/MS from the Erb Institute.

Person I most admire
People who are so enthusiastic about their art and passions that it becomes infectious for others. I think specifically of LeVar Burton and his love for literature and sharing that, or Sir David Attenborough and the love for nature he’s shared with so many.