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PAN Staff

The staff of PAN North America includes scientists, campaigners, writers, interns and support specialists. Learn a little about some of the people behind PAN’s work.

Our team

Digital Production Manager

Andrew originally joined PAN in 2009. Previously, he spent five years as the Public Affairs... Read bio

Communications Assistant

Anna joined PAN in the summer of 2016, bringing her experience as a writer for publications... Read bio

Staff Accountant & Desktop Publisher

From 1990 to 1993, Brenda volunteered full-time with Brethren Volunteer Service, working two... Read bio

Christy Rodgers
Institutional Giving Manager

Christy has been writing grants and managing institutional giving for grassroots nonprofit... Read bio

Information Technology Manager

Clint had over 20 years experience as a network technician, webmaster and consultant,... Read bio

Organizer and Partners Program Coordinator

Devika grew up on a small farm in Northern India where her parents continue to grow most of... Read bio

Staff scientist

Emily's research background is in comparative endocrinology, reproductive development and... Read bio

Emily Summerlin
Communications Associate

Emily joined PAN in the summer of 2016, upon completing her graduate studies in international... Read bio

Grassroots Science Intern

Faezeh was born in Isfahan, a historical city in Iran with diverse plants, beautiful creeks, and... Read bio

Managing Director

Inanna joined PAN in July 2016, bringing over two decades of experience in accounting and human... Read bio

Executive Director

Judy joined PAN in June 2012. Since 1981, she has worked as a grant maker, a program manager, a... Read bio

Program & Policy Director

Before joining PAN in 1996, Kristin worked for the World Resources Institute’s Sustainable... Read bio

Office Manager

Leticia was born, raised and graduated from high school in Mexico, moving to San Francisco in... Read bio


Lex joined PAN as Organizer in the summer of 2013. He comes to PAN with experience in multiple... Read bio

Midwest Director of Organizing

Linda joined PAN in winter 2011, bringing nearly a decade of organizing experience with... Read bio

Senior Scientist

Marcia Ishii-Eiteman is a senior scientist and director of the Grassroots Science Program at PAN... Read bio

Senior Scientist

Before joining PAN in 1996, Margaret spent most of nine years in Central America, teaching and... Read bio

Campaign Coordinator

Medha has 16 years experience in urban design, environmental protection, international... Read bio

Organizing Director & Policy Advocate

Paul joined PAN in summer 2011 bringing more than eight years experience in community organizing... Read bio

Communications Director

Before joining PAN in 2011, Sara spent four years working with a public opinion research firm... Read bio

Past interns

Policy Fellow

Adriana’s desire to envision social equity in the food system is rooted in her personal... Read bio

Summer Fellow

Alicia is a rising sophomore at Kalamazoo College, where she is pursuing Anthropology &... Read bio

Development Intern

Araxi was born and raised in Oakland, California. At 15, a brief visit to the country drew her... Read bio

Organizing & Policy Intern

Bharat graduated from the University of Minnesota in May 2016 with a Bachelor's of Science... Read bio

Summer Fellow

Cassandra is a rising senior at Kalamazoo College, where she will be finishing her English and... Read bio

Communications Intern

Cole was born and raised in Iowa. At age 16, he moved to California to finish his education,... Read bio

Organizing Intern

Dawna interned at PANNA from July of 2011 to July of 2012. She worked on our multi-year, high-... Read bio

Development Intern

Elise is a student at University of California, Berkeley studying Cognitive Science. She had... Read bio

Human Rights Intern

Emily Harden was a Human Rights Intern at PAN from June of 2013 until May of 2014.  As an MA... Read bio

Agroecology Intern

Janice interned with PAN September 2014-May 2015 and worked on our agroecology and chlorpyrifos... Read bio

Communications Intern

Kevin is a rising senior at the University of California, Berkeley majoring in Environmental... Read bio

Grassroots Science Intern

Kristin has a Ph.D. in environmental anthropology from the University of Georgia in Athens. As a... Read bio

Organizing Intern

Mikenna joined PAN in 2014 as an organizing intern after graduating from the University of... Read bio

Development Intern

Nikta interned in the Development department at PANNA from December 2012-April 2013. “Working at... Read bio

Agroecology Intern

Olivier interned full-tiime in PAN's Grassroots Science program from April through November 2014... Read bio


Shira is a rising senior at Vassar College, majoring in Science, Technology and Society, a... Read bio

Research Intern

Starlyn interned at PANNA in the summer of 2010. During her time here, she worked on an... Read bio

Organizing Intern

After graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Environmental Studies... Read bio