Friends of the Earth
Kendra Klein, PhD is a Staff Scientist at Friends of the Earth where she leads agroecology and farming solutions work. She is a writer, researcher, and advocate with over fifteen years of experience in environmental sustainability, food, agriculture, and environmental health. Kendra is also a lecturer at San Francisco State University. Prior to joining Friends of the Earth, she coordinated the farm-to-institution work of the California Healthy Food in Health Care campaign and worked as a Program Associate at Breast Cancer Action on chemical policy reform, corporate accountability related to pink ribbon fundraising, and precautionary principle implementation. Kendra has apprenticed on organic farms in California and Hawaii. She is a 2011 Switzer Environmental Fellow and has written for The Nation, Gastronomica, Civil Eats, GoodFoodWeb.org, Food Tank, and EcoWatch as well as multiple peer-reviewed academic journals. She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University of Ohio and a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy & Management from UC Berkeley.