Jeff Standish, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeff Standish is the Industry Liaison for MnDRIVE Environment. Jeff comes to us from the Institute on the Environment where he served for several years as the Manager of Corporate Sustainability. Prior to his work with IonE, Jeff was the Assistant Director of Strategy and Training for the Flavor Research and Education Center in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. Jeff’s background is grounded in research and project management, within both academia and the private sector. His work prior to joining the UMN community, and certainly since, has focused on building research connections through public/private partnerships with a variety of stakeholders. We are excited to add Jeff's expertise and capacity to the MnDRIVE team.
Jeff and his wife Cara Santelli keep active with their two children Kai and Kieran and their 4-legged family member Ranger exploring all that St. Paul has to offer. Although he considers himself a New Englander at heart, Jeff has settled into Minnesota and enjoys hockey, camping, skiing and heading “up to da lake” with the warmer weather.