Liz Carlisle is a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters Program at Stanford University and a Lecturer in Food Systems at UC Berkeley, where she recently completed her Ph. D. in the Department of Geography.  She is the author of Lentil Underground, a general audience book based on her research with diversified organic farmers on the northern Great Plains.  A native of Missoula, Montana, Carlisle is a former Legislative Correspondent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the office of United States Senator Jon Tester.