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Paula Daniels

Summer Faculty

Biography

Paula Daniels is Senior Fellow on Food Systems, Water and Climate at the Office of Governor Jerry Brown.  She is also the Founder and Chair Emeritus of the LA Food Policy Council, a collective impact initiative that is advancing innovative policy initiatives and programs designed to increase the production and availability of food that is healthy, affordable, and grown locally, sustainably, and fairly.  She specializes in food and water policy and has had academic appointments at UC Berkeley and UCLA.  She was a Senior Advisor to Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and a Los Angeles Public Works Commissioner, where she led the development of a suite of green infrastructure policies, best practices and tools, and a food policy framework.  An attorney actively engaged  in California environmental policy issues for over 20 years, Paula was also commissioner with the California Coastal Commission, and a gubernatorial appointee on the governing board of the California Bay-Delta Authority.