anet E. Hawkes, Ph.D. is Co-founder and Managing Director of HD1 LLC and has served as Technical Advisor and Consulting Scientist to a number of companies addressing environmental issues associated with water quality, nutrient management, climate change, and sustainable agriculture practices.
Hawkes was previously Director of the Cornell Educational Resources Program at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Principal Investigator on a variety of national and international environmental and agricultural programs funded with private and public funds, including the Food System Consortium. She was Executive Director of a regional environmental and agricultural education center, and also Department Head at the University of the South Pacific in Alafua, Samoa. Hawkes worked as an agricultural and youth development Extension Agent, and has taught life and earth sciences, business, agriculture, and community development at the university, high school, and community levels, as faculty or as a certified teacher. As an educator she has authored over fifty instructional resources, curriculum media, and courseware.
Hawkes has worked in international development and tropical agriculture in the South Pacific, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Hawkes has been a consultant to businesses, universities and schools, NGOs, and government agencies and departments. She has conducted research, and developed and implemented programs, on a variety of agricultural topics from community-based agriculture and school gardening, to science literacy and STEM, to energy and carbon sequestration, and from agroforestry and integrated farming systems to issues in sustainable agriculture and land use management.
She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the United Nations Food and Agriculture (UN FAO) “The Growing Connections” Program; UN FAO “Energy and Agriculture” Programme Development team; on the Stone Barns Center for Sustainable Agriculture Board of Directors; on the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) Biomass Coordinating Council; as well as other economic development, environmental, K-12 education, and agriculture boards and committees.
Hawkes has a Doctorate, Masters degree and teaching certification in Agriculture and Science Education, and Bachelors of Science, all from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Hawkes lives with her husband in Ithaca, New York and has farmed and gardened organically her entire life.