Attorney & Policy Director
I lead the center's local policy strategies for sustainable community economic development. Most recently, I led the campaign for groundbreaking worker cooperative development policies in the City of Berkeley and have since partnered with the City on implementation efforts. I also co-developed the center's Transformative Policymakers project, provide legal and technical support to renewable energy projects, and support with direct legal services. I currently serves as President of the law center's Board of Directors.
I have also co-authored several influential publications, including Regulating Short-Term Rentals: A Guidebook for Equitable Policy, and Policies for Shareable Cities, a playbook for cities seeking to embrace grassroots sharing economies in the areas of transportation, food, housing, and work.
I became a licensed California attorney by "reading the law" and passing the California bar exam. I also hold a B.S. in Conservation & Resource Studies and minor in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. While a Cal student, I helped start Berkeley’s first student-run food collective.
Roles at the Law Center
New Economy Coalition: Member of the Policy Working Group.
US Federation of Worker Cooperatives: Member of the Policy Advocacy Working Group.
Oakland Climate Action Coalition: Member of the steering committee.
Berkeley Student Food Collective: Former Education Director, and active member of the Advisory Board.