Green Festival Speakers

Kathryn Alcántar


Kathryn Alcántar is the California Policy Director at Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and Campaign Director at Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE). At CEH and in her role at CHANGE coalition, Kathryn works with diverse organizations to create a better system for regulating toxic chemicals for the protection of workers, children, public health, the environment and the economy. She has 15 years of experience working on environmental, health and social justice issues in the private, government, philanthropic and non-profit sectors. As part of her work with the San Francisco Foundation, Latino Issues Forum, the Greenlining Institute and WE ACT for Environmental Justice, Kathryn has experience in grantmaking as well as policy and advocacy at the local, regional, state and federal levels. She is a Senior Fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program and has a joint M.P.A./M.P.H. in Environmental Health Science and Policy from Columbia University and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from U.C. Berkeley.