Kirby has always had an interest in public health and wellness. She earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford and a Master’s in Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health before working in the public sector at the Robin Hood Foundation as a Program Officer. Kirby spent five years working in the federal government, including a role as Senior Policy Advisor at the White House in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama, working on the “Let’s Move” initiative, which focuses on promoting nutrition and physical activity for children and their families.
Following Kirby’s federal policy work, she spent time in a digital marketing role at Under Armour, where her team focused on brand integration with popular fitness apps like “MyFitnessPal.” Kirby was brought onto sweetgreen’s team with a one-of-a-kind role, Head of Social Impact and Inclusion, which has bridged the gap between her passion for public health and business. In her role at sweetgreen, her social impact work focuses on issues like food education and food access in order to bring the company’s mission of “building healthier communities by connecting people to real food” to life.
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