Mrill Ingram combines research and practice in a career dedicated to investigating the role of science in society, the public understanding of science and the environment, and sustainable agriculture. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the UW-Madison Geography Department and curator for the media company Upworthy.
Previously, as Associate Director on the Gaining Ground Project with the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, she worked with immigrant and disadvantaged farmers. She is also working on an international project on art-science collaboration and has a 2013 co-authored book from MIT Press on the importance of story to people's collaborative environmental efforts. As a geographer she has also published on art and ecological restoration, microbial biopolitics in food safety, alternative farmer networks in the US, and the making of US federal organic regulations.
Previously, Mrill edited the journal Ecological Restoration for the University of Wisconsin-Arboretum and worked at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Madison where she did research and outreach on issues related to agricultural sustainability. Crossing and opening the boundaries of science is a strong professional theme, and she has also written about science as a journalist, and worked as an educator and editor with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, and with Bottle Biology project at UW-Madison.