Kathryn (Kate) Anderson, PhD, senior researcher, Farms & Forests program, leads Sightline’s work on rural lands. Kate has a PhD in Sociology, a PhD in Environment & Resources, and a Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics. She also has hands-on experience working in lumber mills and on farms. Kate is an expert on institutional tools that jointly promote vibrant rural communities and environmental sustainability. Before joining Sightline, Kate was a researcher and instructor of agroecology, environmental sociology, and natural resource governance at UC-Berkeley and UW-Madison. She has researched climate, biodiversity, water, and land use for the NSF Long-Term Ecological Research program, the United Nations Development Program, and the Brazilian Government. Her most recent work focused on supply management and associational democracy in the farm sector, including policy reform in the organic dairy sector and bringing fair pricing to the food system. Find her latest research here. Email her at kate [at] sightline [dot] org, and follow her on Twitter: @CollaborKate.
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