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Glenda Humiston

Advisory Board Member
UC Agriculture & Natural Resources

Dr. Glenda Humiston became Vice President of UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in August 2015. Humiston brings over 25 years of experience working on public policy development and program implementation supporting sustainability; prior experience includes service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia and several years as a consultant on environmental and agricultural issues throughout the western states. Prior to her current position, she served President Obama 2009 – 2015 as the California State Director for USDA’s Rural Development programs. From 1998 – 2001 she served President Clinton as Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at USDA. Glenda managed the Sustainable Development Institute at the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable Development in South Africa and the 2006 World Water Forum in Mexico City. Humiston earned her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management; a Master’s in International Agricultural Development from U.C. Davis and a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University.

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