Change Agent - Lisa Schulte Moore

Lisa Schulte Moore has always loved the outdoors. Growing up, some of her fondest memories were at her great-grandmother's farm outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Her passion for nature and conservation combined with a love of science that pushed her to get a PhD in forestry. Her current work at Iowa State involves studying the beneficial effects of planting native prairie plants within corn and soybean crops. The STRIPS program studies the impact of these prairie plants on soil erosion, nutrient runoff into waterways, animal diversity and many other impacts. And it is that work that led to Schulte Moore being named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow. The prestigious award recognizes talented and creative individuals who show promise for future advances.