Tanya Harding’s academic focus started out in agricultural biotechnology, for which she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of California at Davis. She took her knowledge of molecular biology and genetics with her to Cornell Law School, graduating into a career in patent law. Tanya has practiced more than 20 years as a patent lawyer in Portland, Oregon, helping research institutions, government agencies, corporations, and individuals protect domestic and international intellectual property rights in diverse Life Science, Agriculture, and Medical technologies. Tanya is passionate about shifting food production systems everywhere to be more regional, regenerative, and environmentally sound. Tanya lives near Portland, Oregon.