Kyra Busch first learned about PAN while working alongside Thai farming communities experiencing a range of health effects from chemical additives in their rice paddies. Later while working with the White Earth Land Recovery Project (Anishinaabe) she partnered with PAN to set up driftcatchers to monitor pesticide drift from potato fields across the street from the school playground on Native territory. She has been honored to serve as a Board member since 2015.
Outside of PAN, Kyra works as an advocate and consultant at the intersection of social and environmental justice initiatives, human and indigenous rights, and community development and education. She has lived and worked with place-based organizations and networks including the White Earth Land Recovery Project (Anishinaabe) and the Assembly of the Poor and Alternative Agriculture Network of Thailand and organizations in over fifty countries. She has worked within policy bodies such as the US EPA and United Nations and within philanthropy at the Christensen Fund and Global Alliance for the Future of Food. In each of these sectors her focus has been to improve quality of life, health and well-being for communities allowing individuals to live with greater dignity and sovereignty.