Renata Brillinger is the co-founder and executive director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) coalition, which is devoted to advancing public policies that advocate for and impact California agriculture in the face of climate change.
For over 17 years, Renata has worked on sustainable food systems projects in a variety of capacities. Prior to CalCAN, she was program director at the Climate Protection Campaign, focused on renewable energy and on agriculture. For eight years, she served as the director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture, a coalition of sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations that provided education on genetic engineering in agriculture.
The former Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems project manager for the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Renata served on the founding steering committee of the California Food and Justice Coalition and is currently a steering committee member of the Center for Sustainability at CalPoly University in San Luis Obispo.
Bio from Made Local Magazine.