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Kathryn Gilje

Kathryn Gilje

Kathryn is Executive Director of Ceres Trust, a private foundation that supports healthy and resilient farms, forests and communities; and the ecosystems upon which we all depend. Before joining Ceres Trust, Kat was co–director of Pesticide Action Network North America; co–founder and organizer with Centro Campesino; and senior associate at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She received her organizing training through the Voices for Racial Justice apprenticeship program, and from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Gamaliel Foundation, and Center for Third World Organizing. Kat serves on the steering committee of Justice Funders; the Health and Environmental Funders Network; the Funder Allies Caucus of the Building Equity and Alignment for Impact (BEA for Impact) network; and the Integrated Rural Strategies Group of the Neighborhood Funders Group. Kat graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences and studies with the Interfaith Chaplaincy Institute, with spiritual direction from the Oakland Peace Center's Reverend Sandhya Jha.