Gina M. Talt

Food Systems Project Specialist
Office Phone
108 MacMillan Annex


Gina manages operational and applied research projects to promote a more circular, equitable, and ecological-based food system. She currently oversees the Sustainable Composting Research at Princeton (S.C.R.A.P.) Lab, an investigation into food scraps recycling and soil revitalization through small-scale, in-vessel composting. Gina is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the composting system, collecting and analyzing performance data, leading communication and engagement efforts around the project, and supporting related coursework and research opportunities for staff, faculty, and students. Gina is also a research assistant on a project studying the intersection of farming practices and environmental factors on local food production.


Prior to her current position, Gina served as the Campus as Lab fellow with the Office of Sustainability and was formerly a policy analyst at APPRISE Inc., a Princeton-based nonprofit research institute dedicated to collecting and analyzing data and information to assess and improve public programs. Gina graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a major in economics and a certificate in environmental studies, and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business of Science at Rutgers University with a concentration in Global Agriculture.

Fun Fact

Gina was a competitive runner in high school and college and ran under 5 minutes in the mile. 

Contact me about 

  • S.C.R.A.P. Lab
  • Composting
  • Food and Agriculture 
  • Environmental Economics