Our Team

Robyn Metcalfe, Director

Desert running and a PB&J sandwich—what connects these topics? A tenacious curiosity to see what you can learn by just jumping in! The same sense of wonder that called Dr. Robyn Metcalfe to run the great deserts of the world has led her to take on the task of mapping our current food supply. A historian, desert distance runner, and food futurist with a lifelong hunger to take on irrational challenges, Robyn Metcalfe marvels at what it takes to simply create a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Cory Leahy, Managing Editor

Cory Leahy — editor, writer, runner, caterer, enthusiastic cook and veggie-leaning omnivore — has spent 20 years in publishing, digital content and marketing. Now she’s stepping out of familiar labels and into lots of unknown territory to reimagine a next chapter that’s all about food.

Julie Savasky, Art Director

Julie Savasky is an Austin-based graphic designer. After spending 22 years at international firm, Pentagram, she recently opened her own design consultancy. Her work focuses primarily on editorial, identity, strategy, and web design and has won awards from Graphis, Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers, and Texas Institute of Letters among others.

Cole Leslie, Communications Specialist

Cole is a researcher, food nerd, and self-proclaimed “bon vivant.” Along with his passion for sustainability, and entrepreneurial spirit, Cole’s keen interest in improving food systems drew him to Food+City’s mission of bold food supply chain exploration. He is currently a graduate student at Tufts University studying sustainable food systems. Outside of coursework and Food+City, you can find Cole with his wife and young son: cooking, dancing, laughing and being outside.