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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. He brings many years of experience as a web strategist,... Read bio

Asha Sharma
Organizing Co-Director, California

Asha has a decade of experience as an environmental and agricultural justice campaigner,... Read bio

Staff Accountant & Desktop Publisher

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

Christy Rodgers
Foundation Partnerships Manager

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

Corrie Holliday
Membership Associate

Corrie joined PAN in May 2017 with a background in grassroots non-profit outreach, media and... Read bio

Senior scientist

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

Emily Summerlin
Acting Communications and Media Director

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

Managing Director

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

Lorilani Keohokālole
Organizing Co-Director

Lorilani Keohokālole comes from the beautiful islands of Hawai'i. Born and raised on O'ahu,... Read bio

Senior Scientist

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

Senior Scientist

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

Interim Executive Director

Mary is honored to join PAN’s exceptional Board and Staff to support their mission to achieve... Read bio

Rob Faux
Iowa Communications Manager

Rob owns and operates the Genuine Faux Farm, a diversified produce and poultry operation near... Read bio

Simone Adler
Organizing Co-Director

Simone is a movement-builder, community organizer, and nerd about strategy. They come to PAN... Read bio

Sofia Morales
HR/Admin Coordinator

Sofia has served over 25 years in state government admin, leading, coaching and providing... Read bio

Tiffany Seals
Office Administrator

Tiffany joined PAN in March of 2018. An Oakland native, she has worked with local school... Read bio

Willa Childress
Organizing Co-Director, State Policy

Willa grew up on a small farm in rural Oregon. Her passion for environmental justice is deeply... Read bio

Organizing Co-Director

Zoe Hollomon grew up in Buffalo, NY and comes from a long line of powerful women and freedom... Read bio

Past fellows & interns

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

Donovan Cabebe
Protect Our Keiki Fellow

Born and raised on the Hawaiian Islands, Donovan now calls Kauai His Home. Donovan is a... 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

Grassroots Science Intern

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

Héktor Calderón
Farmer Justice Fellow

Héktor Calderón was born in Mexico City, and grew up in Santa Ana in Southern California. He... Read bio

Agroecology Intern

Jane is a farmer currently working at a small orchard in Watsonville, CA. While earning a... Read bio

Agroecology Intern

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

Grassroots Science Fellow

Jibril Kyser was born and raised in South Sacramento California. While growing up in America’s... 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

Lena Kallweit
Grassroots Science Intern

Lena joined PAN in 2017. She is currently an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley, pursuing a degree... Read bio

Organizing Intern

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

Farmer Justice Fellow Moretta Browne
Farmer Justice Fellow

Moretta Browne is a transplant from Richmond, Virginia, where she earned her B.A in Advertising... 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

Paola Diaz
Farmer Justice Fellow

A native New Yorker with familial and ancestral roots in the country of Colombia, Paola is... 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