Dave Gustafson is a Senior Fellow at Monsanto Company, where he serves as Environmental & Ag Policy Modeling Lead. His academic training was at Stanford University and the University of Washington in Seattle, where he earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees, both in chemical engineering. His research on the environmental challenges surrounding agricultural has now spanned nearly 30 years. The initial focus of his work was the development of new computer models for predicting the environmental behavior of crop chemicals, especially their potential impacts on water quality. In subsequent years, Dave developed new modeling approaches to pollen-mediated gene flow and the population genetics of insect and weed resistance. In 2007, Dave served as an inaugural member and theme lead for the Monsanto Fellows Climate Change Panel, which reported back to the company on the degree of scientific certainty in global climate modeling, and how it is likely to impact agriculture around the world. He now serves on various national and international teams looking at these issues, including the Executive Secretariat of the US Government’s National Climate Assessment Development & Advisory Committee. Away from work, Dave is an avid song-writer and active member of Central Presbyterian Church, in Clayton, MO. He is also founder of the St. Louis Reconciliation Network, a non-profit dedicated to healing the broken race relations of the St. Louis area by harnessing the potential collective power of its diverse faith communities.