Darby Hoover specializes in issues related to composting, anaerobic digestion, food-waste reduction, solid-waste management, recycling, paper-industry reform, and sustainable packaging. Her primary focus at NRDC is helping to create strategies to improve the efficiency of the food system through preventing food waste, recovering edible food, and recycling food scraps. Previously she worked with sports and entertainment organizations to help them develop comprehensive greening initiatives. Prior to joining NRDC in 2004, she served for seven years as executive director of the Recycled Paper Coalition, a group dedicated to purchasing and promoting recycled-paper products. Hoover received her bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University and her master’s in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley. She is based in San Francisco.