Kristin Schafer | Pesticide Action Network
Reclaiming the future of food and farming

Kristin Schafer

Position: 
Executive Director

Before joining PAN in 1996, Kristin worked for the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Agriculture program, as a communications specialist for EPA, and as an agro-forestry extension officer in Kenya. Prior to stepping in as Executive Director, Kristin was PAN’s Program and Policy Director. She has held many roles at PAN over the years, including coordinating the international persistent organic pollutants (POPs) campaign under the Stockholm Convention and the global campaign to phase out methyl bromide under the Montreal Protocol. Kristin has been lead author on several PAN reports, including Chemical Trespass: Pesticides in our Bodies and Corporate Accountability (2004) and Nowhere to Hide: Persistent Toxic Chemicals in the U.S. Food Supply (2005). She co-authored both A Generation in Jeopardy (2012) and Kids on the Frontline(2016). Kristin is a board member for Veggielution, a community farm and gathering space in her home town of San Jose. She speaks conversational Spanish.