Hildreth England

Open Agriculture (OpenAg)
  • Assistant Director, OpenAg

Hildreth manages people and potential at the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She heads the group's research in education, and explores design as a lever for  behavior change in food and well-being. She's particularly passionate about inclusive technologies and design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations in the public and private sector, and is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in maternal and child health.  Before joining the Media Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and chaired the City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board.   


She's a co-chair in MIT's Food & Sustainability Working Group, offers pro-bono nutrition consulting to low-income clients with Sersano Nutrition, LLC, and her food design work has been featured  at the Triennale di Milano with her design studio, HESTIA design lab .… View full description

Hildreth manages people and potential at the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She heads the group's research in education, and explores design as a lever for  behavior change in food and well-being. She's particularly passionate about inclusive technologies and design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations in the public and private sector, and is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in maternal and child health.  Before joining the Media Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and chaired the City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board.   


She's a co-chair in MIT's Food & Sustainability Working Group, offers pro-bono nutrition consulting to low-income clients with Sersano Nutrition, LLC, and her food design work has been featured  at the Triennale di Milano with her design studio, HESTIA design lab . She has performed and directed in dance, theater and film since childhood, has degrees in foreign service from Georgetown University, in nutrition from Texas State University, and was a 2015 Food Innovation Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia.