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Gail Wadsworth and Lisa Kresge

Gail Wadsworth is the Executive Director of the California Institute for Rural Studies. Before coming to CIRS in 2009, she was Deputy Director of the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Since 2000 she has been an independent consultant to non-profits, farmers, consumers, educators, and wholesalers concerned with alternatives to the current food system, environmental issues and social justice. Lisa Kresge is the Operations Manager and Research Analyst at the California Institute for Rural Studies. Lisa’s current research areas include farmworker food security, variable pay systems for farm labor, and program evaluation for an immigrant farmer training program in California. In addition to her work at CIRS, Lisa serves as the Co-Director for One Starfish, a school uniform and sewing cooperative project, located in San Jorge, Nicaragua.