Jeanne Merrill Biography

2017 05 12 1100 Jeanne MerrillJeanne Merrill is the Policy Director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), a coalition of sustainable agriculture organizations that advances policy solutions at the nexus of climate change and agriculture. She has over 20 years of experience in agricultural, environmental and energy policy advocacy at the state and national levels. Prior to her time with CalCAN, Ms. Merrill was the Associate Policy Director with the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in Wisconsin. Ms. Merrill is a member of the Organizational Council of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. She holds a B.A. in political science from U.C. San Diego and a M.S. in land resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives with her husband and daughter in Alameda, CA.