Working out of EWG's California office, Kari focuses on research on and promotion of healthy, organic, local and sustainable food and agriculture policies at the state and federal levels. She started her career 20 years ago as an organizer, researcher and advocate for socially and environmentally sound development policy, mostly focused on Latin America. Prior to joining EWG, she worked for nearly a decade with a number of non-profits on fair trade, sustainable food and agricultural policy issues. Kari earned Masters degrees in Latin American Studies and City and Regional Planning at UC/Berkeley. She is an avid telemark skier and loves hiking with her dog Shoki in the East Bay.